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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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RPA & Pacific Rugby Players Agree New Partnership

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) has today announced a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the RPA and Pacific Rugby Players (PRP). The MOU will see the two organisations working closely together to support Pacific Island players based in England. Established in 2013, Pacific Rugby Players looks after the collective welfare interests of male and […]

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Mark Lambert Elected RPA Chairman

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) today announced Mark Lambert has been elected the new Chairman of the RPA. Having previously served as Vice-Chairman, the Harlequins prop received the unanimous backing of his fellow professionals on the RPA Players’ Board. A graduate of the Harlequins academy, Mark has made more than 215 appearances for the London […]

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RPA CAREER INSIGHT – Michael Page

Name: Gareth Mason Position: Managing Consultant, Michael Page Finance How did you get started in your chosen career? After retiring from rugby I spent six years in corporate finance. I noticed that Michael Page were looking for ex-sportspeople to join the business and applied for a role that was being advertised. Over the course of […]

LONDON - NOVEMBER 15: Lee Mears of England looks to go past Ryan Cross of Australia during the Investec Challenge match between England and Australia at Twickenham on November 15, 2008 in London, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Lee Mears latest recruit to take on Alpine Challenge

3 Peaks; 3 Countries; 3 Days Restart Rugby is pleased to confirm that former England and British & Irish Lions hooker, Lee Mears, is the latest rugby legend to pledge his support to the inaugural Alpine Challenge. He will join former internationals Charlie Hodgson, Ben Clarke and RPA Group CEO, Damian Hopley, on the trek, […]

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LV= Young Player of the Year Nominees 2015

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) today confirmed the nominees for the LV= Young Player of the Year Award 2015 as voted for by Aviva Premiership players based on performances in domestic rugby this season. To qualify for the LV= Young Player of the Year Award players must have been 23 or under as of 1st […]

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Rhead Group Renews Partnership with the Rugby Players’ Association

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) today announced that leading international professional services consultancy, Rhead Group, have renewed their partnership and will continue as an Official Supplier to the RPA and sponsor of the England Player of the Year Award at the RPA Players’ Awards 2015. Rhead Group has built a strong track record of delivering […]

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Launch of the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation

The Sport and Recreation Alliance alongside the Professional Players Federation and with support from the mental health charity Mind, today launched The Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation with the backing of the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg. . The Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation sets out how sport can use its […]