About Us

The RPA is the representative body and collective voice of professional rugby players in England.

Originally called The Professional Rugby Players' Association (PRA), it was founded in 1998 to look after the interests of all professional players, from Academy players to the superstars of the international game.

The Association was renamed The Rugby Players' Association (RPA) in October 2009, to reflect our expansion and increase in membership to include semi-professional and retired players as well as full time professionals.

The RPA is a not-for-profit registered trade union.

Mission Statement: "To be the UK's leading Players Association (by July 2016)."

Aim and Objectives

To provide an outstanding professional service
To receive consistently excellent feedback from our members
To receive consistently excellent feedback from our partners
To be financially robust so we can afford to re-invest in our member services
To be a great place to work

Values: Integrity, Passion, Progression, Teamwork, Enjoyment

Business size

26-100 employees

Commercial presence