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A Cut Above: Blair Cowan

Meet Blair Cowan. The powerful London Irish and Scotland flanker who is now a fully qualified barber. Blair chats to the RPA about completing the 28-week course, his aspirations for life after rugby and explains the support he received through the RPA Personal Development Programme.    Sparking the Interest There’s always been a big elephant […]

SUNBURY, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14:  Petrus Du Plessis of London Irish poses for a portrait during the London Irish squad photo call for the 2017-2018 Aviva Premiership Rugby season on August 14, 2017 in Sunbury, England.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Meeting Borislav: Petrus Du Plessis

Meet Petrus Du Plessis, a man with a stacked trophy cabinet, a physio qualification under his belt and an alter-ego called Borislav. We dive into his wonderful world to hear more about his fascinating life off the pitch. Petrus is it true you’re the only qualified physiotherapist currently playing in the Premiership? It’s definitely a […]

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Chris Wyles wins RPA Personal Development Award

Saracens back Chris Wyles has today been named the winner of the first RPA Personal Development Award of the 2017/18 season, which is designed to reward and celebrate the off-field development achievements of RPA members taking part in the RPA Personal Development Programme. The highly versatile back who has made more than 235 appearances for […]

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Wolfpack Lager: Chris Wyles

In 2014, Saracens pair Chris Wyles and Alistair Hargreaves launched Wolfpack, their very own craft lager. Three years on and business is booming, we caught up with Chris to find out more. Where did the initial idea and inspiration come from? Alistair and I spent a lot of time discussing life after rugby and realised […]

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Ben Broster Retires

Former Wasps and Wales tight-head prop Ben Broster has today announced his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect. Capped twice by Wales in 2005, Ben enjoyed successful spells at Wasps, Northampton Saints, Saracens and Scarlets, before moving to France in 2012 where he has spent the last five years playing for Biarritz and Aviron Bayonnais. Ben also represented […]

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All Star Worldwide Currencies Cup in aid of Restart Rugby

Join us and a host of international rugby stars, including England’s Matt Stevens, David Strettle, Iain Balshaw, Danny Grewcock, Mark Cueto and Ugo Monye, for the ‘All Star Worldwide Currencies Cup’ at Allianz Park on Friday 30th June 2017. Organised by Matt Stevens and David Strettle, the game will raise vital funds for Restart Rugby and awareness for […]

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Five shortlisted for RPA Players’ Player of the Year

Five players have today been shortlisted for the RPA Players’ Player of the Year in association with England Rugby. This prestigious award is voted for by all Aviva Premiership players and recognises the outstanding talent in English rugby. The winner will be announced at the RPA Players’ Awards 2017 on Wednesday 10th May in London. […]

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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 […]

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RPA Young Player of the Year Nominees 2017

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) today confirmed the nominees for the RPA Young Player of the Year 2017 as voted for by Aviva Premiership players based on performances in domestic rugby this season. To qualify for the RPA Young Player of the Year Award players must have been 23 or under at the start of […]