OXFORD, ENGLAND - MAY 30:  Ed Jackson of London Welsh celebrates as the final whistle blows during the RFU Championship Playoff 2nd leg match between London Welsh and Cornish Pirates at Kassam Stadium on May 30, 2012 in Oxford, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Ed Jackson to be honoured with the RPA Blyth Spirit Award

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) today announced it will honour former Dragons, Wasps, London Welsh and Bath number 8 Ed Jackson at the 2018 RPA Players’ Awards, in association with England Rugby. Ed has been confirmed as the second of two recipients of the RPA Blyth Spirit Award, in association with Towergate Insurance. The award […]

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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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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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Three Players Nominated for Personal Development Programme Award

The Rugby Players’ Association has today announced the three nominees for the Personal Development Programme Award to be presented at the RPA Players’ Awards 2017 in association with England Rugby on Wednesday 10th May in London. Tom Court (London Irish), Nick De Luca (Wasps) and Sam Smith (Former Worcester Warriors and Harlequins) have all been […]

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RPA hosts annual Academy Induction Day at historic Rugby School

With the 2016/17 season fast approaching, the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) travelled to the historic Rugby School to host its annual Academy Induction Day. Over 80 of the most talented young rugby players from across the Aviva Premiership and Greene King IPA Championship, were in attendance for the annual event which aims to educate, offer […]

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Dan Leo to deliver RPA Cultural Diversity Programme

Former Wasps, London Irish and Samoa second row, Dan Leo, has linked up with The Rugby Players’ Association to lead a new initiative that will provide special assistance to Pacific Island and overseas players, offering support and practical advice as they transition to a life and career in the UK. The RPA Cultural Diversity Programme […]

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Smith Crowned Players’ Player of the Year

Wasps’ flanker, George Smith, added to an already memorable season by being crowned the RPA Players’ Player of the Year in association with England Rugby, at the 18th annual RPA Players’ Awards 2016 in association with England Rugby. The evening played host to some of the biggest names in the game and honoured the outstanding […]

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Wasps perfect the art of wine tasting

Can you distinguish the difference between white wine and rosé? Or Sauterne and Sancerre? Well RPA member and Wasps’ back-rower, Sam Jones, recently had the opportunity to enhance his knowledge by attending an insight day at the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET). The 23-year-old who was joined by a group of Wasps’ teammates, and […]

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RPA pays tribute to Andy Goode

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) today commented on the news of Andy Goode’s retirement from rugby with immediate effect due to injury. RPA Group CEO, Damian Hopley, said: “Andy has been one of the outstanding characters of English rugby over his 17 year career and his inimitable style has endeared him to rugby fans all […]