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Ride for Restart Rugby at Vélo South

100 miles | Closed roads | 15,000 riders Where: Goodwood, West Sussex When: 23rd September 2018 Registration fee: £40 Fundraising target: £400 Gear up to clock a cycling century on a brand new closed road, 100 mile sportive at the second event of the Vélo series to raise vital funds for Restart Rugby. With general entry now sold out, don’t […]

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Telusa Veainu crowned RPA Players’ Player of the Year

Leicester Tigers full-back Telusa Veainu has capped off an extraordinary season by being named the RPA Players’ Player of the Year at the 20th RPA Players’ Awards in association with England Rugby.   The prolific ball-runner polled the most number of votes from his fellow professionals to claim the most prestigious award in the English […]

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Christian Day to join Rugby Players’ Association

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) can today announce that Northampton Saints lock Christian Day will retire from professional rugby at the end of the season and will be taking up a new, full-time position as Player Liaison Officer at the RPA in July.   Reporting into the RPA’s Rugby Director Richard Bryan, Christian will be a […]

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2016-17 Anti-Doping Report Published

The 2016/17 anti-doping annual report for rugby in England has been released on behalf of the RFU anti-doping advisory group today. (Click here to view report) This is the seventh year rugby’s anti-doping programme has published the findings of its activity in England.   The report is separated into professional and community rugby and reflects […]

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Lean Squad: Phil MacKenzie

He’s the former Sale Sharks, London Welsh and Canada wing who’s now changing lives around the world. Meet Phil Mackenzie, proud founder of the Lean Squad. Let’s Get Lean The Lean Squad is a business idea that grew from my passion for helping others reach their fitness goals. While I was playing for Sale my […]

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Study highlights high prevalence of hip and knee replacements for former elite rugby players

In a new study published in journal Scientific Reports, scientists at NDORMS and the University of Bath have identified a high prevalence of osteoarthritis, hip and knee replacement among former elite rugby players. Rugby is played globally, by over 7 million participants. Despite a growing body of research supporting current player health, and the understanding […]

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RPA Pays Tribute to Paul Van-Zandvliet

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and teammates of former Newcastle Falcons prop, Paul Van-Zandvliet. A Premiership champion during his time at Falcons, Paul passed away on Wednesday morning following a battle against an inoperable brain tumour and cancer in his kidneys and liver. Since […]

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Gopperth Triumphs at RPA Awards 2017

Wasps fly-half Jimmy Gopperth capped off an extraordinary season by being named the Players’ Player of the the Year at the 19th annual RPA Players’ Awards 2017 in association with England Rugby. On a night where All Blacks legend Dan Carter became the latest inductee into the RPA Hall of Fame in association with KPMG, […]

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The RPA Players’ Awards 2017 Nominees

Congratulations to all our nominees for The RPA Players’ Awards 2017 in association with England Rugby. The winners will be announced during our awards ceremony on Wednesday 10th May at Battersea Evolution in London.   The RPA Players’ Player of the Year in association with England Rugby Elliot Daly – Wasps Owen Farrell – Saracens […]