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Rising Star: Jess Breach

Having burst onto the international scene with six tries in a stellar test debut for England in November, Jess Breach is embarking on an exciting career switch. The electrifying wing who plys her trade for Harlequins Ladies in the Tyrells Premier 15s has linked up with the England 7s programme to chase World Cup success […]

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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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Man in the Middle: Karl Dickson

Fresh from hanging up his playing boots, former Harlequins scrum-half Karl Dickson is now making the big calls in the middle. The 35-year-old, who retired from playing at the end of the 2016/17 season after 167 appearances for Quins, has made the successful transition from professional rugby player to full-time referee. We catch up with Karl […]

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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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The O2 England Women’s Player of the Year 2018 Nominees

Congratulations to our three nominees for the O2 England Women’s Player of the Year Award!    Katy Daley-Mclean: “It’s a massive honour to nominated for this award, rugby is obviously a team sport and to have the respect and recognition from your peers on an individual level is very exciting and a fantastic feeling. Knowing […]

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England Men’s Sevens Player of the Year 2018 Nominees

Congratulations to our three nominees for the England Men’s Sevens Player of the Year Award!   Ollie Lindsay-Hague: “I am very humbled and honoured to be recognised by peers. It’s a fantastic feeling to have their support and I have loved being part of such a strong and dedicated group of players this season.”   […]

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RPA Personal Development Programme – Annual Report 2016/17 Season

Please CLICK HERE to read the RPA’s Personal Development Programme Annual Report for the 2016/17 Season.  The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) Personal Development Programme provides essential wellbeing and personal development support to RPA members, including off-field education, personal development, career transition opportunities and welfare support. This report: – Highlights the work undertaken by the RPA’s team of Personal […]

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Lift the Weight: One Year On

One year on from the launch of the RPA’s Lift the Weight campaign, we examine the full extent of its impact and hear from four of the main participants to understand why the mental health initiative has achieved such a huge response.   “It is arguably the most important move made by the RPA since […]

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Restart Rugby Launches New Charity Film

Restart Rugby, the official charity of the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA), has today launched its new charity film, featuring a range of past and present players including Ed Jackson, Danielle Waterman, Chris Cracknell, George Kruis, Ugo Monye and Ben Kay. The new video, released ahead of the fourth annual Restart Rugby Weekend which takes place across the […]