Fixtures - Top Bar

Premiership Rugby puts Restart Rugby centre stage

Premiership Rugby is delighted announce that Round 21 of the Aviva Premiership Rugby, next weekend, is being dedicated to Restart Rugby the official charity of The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA).

As a mark of the strengthening of the partnership between Premiership Rugby and the RPA Round 21 has been renamed the Restart Rugby Weekend.

A number of initiatives are being staged to promote Restart amongst clubs, supporters and Aviva Premiership Rugby partners with many of the players in action wearing Restart T-shirts to warm-up to show support for their charity.

The matches dedicated to Restart Rugby are:

•        Harlequins v Bath Rugby
•        Sale Sharks v Newcastle Falcons
•        Gloucester Rugby v London Irish
•        Northampton Saints v London Welsh
•        Wasps v Leicester Tigers
•        Saracens v Exeter Chiefs

"Player welfare is our No 1 priority so we are delighted to be supporting the great work of Restart Rugby in this way," said Phil Winstanley, Rugby Director, Premiership Rugby.

"Restart Rugby supports professional rugby players to prepare for life after rugby and so performs a vital role in the team today. The work the charity does to give players the life skills for careers after rugby is essential."

Damian Hopley the Chief Executive of the RPA said:  "This is a very important partnership and we are delighted with the platform Premiership Rugby is giving us to promote the great work being done by Restart Rugby.

"Our players give their all for team, club and country, but their lives can change in a split second: a bad tackle, collapsed scrum, serious concussion, an accident or illness off the pitch.

"Restart Rugby is there to support players and their families with financial, practical and emotional support, including help with medical treatment, rehabilitation, counselling, education and career transition."

How Restart Rugby helps

Restart Rugby provides support to current and Alumni RPA Members in the following ways:

  • Help with the cost of long-term or on-going medical treatment
  • Assistance to pay for equipment or home improvement to help with rehabilitation or disabled access
  • Support to attain qualifications and retraining in the event of career-ending illness or injury
  • Confidential Counselling service to help players and their families cope during difficult times
  • Financial support if a player is unable to work as a result of illness or injury
  • Medical research and injury prevention initiatives to reduce future demands on charity funds

How you can help

  • Text RUGB09 and then the amount you wish to donate to 70070
  • Attend future RPA events, all of which raise funds for Restart Rugby
  • Donate auction prizes at RPA events such as The Rugby Players' Awards 2015 on 13 May at Battersea Evolution in London
  • Visit the Restart Rugby website to get involved or donate online: www.restartrugby.org.uk

If you would like any more information on Restart Rugby and how to get involved or donate please visit www.restartrugby.org.uk, follow @RestartRugby or like Restart Rugby on Facebook.
 

Latest News

England squad gather ahead of Barbarians test

Twenty nine players have assembled in Pennyhill Park today ahead of England’s match against the Barbarians next Sunday (28th May)…

Match Reaction: Wasps 21 Leicester Tigers 20

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young believes his side are still growing in what is turning into a special Aviva…

Match Reaction: Exeter Chiefs 18 Saracens 16

Saracens’ dominance in Aviva Premiership Rugby was finally ended by Exeter Chiefs on Saturday, and while they had to do…

Match Reaction: Northampton Saints 21 Connacht 15

Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder heaped praise on the defensive resolution of his side as they reached the…

AUDIO: Wasps 21 Leicester Tigers 20 post match reaction

A cracking Premiership semi-final at the Ricoh as midlands neighbours Wasps and Leicester Tigers locked horns. Ian Williams was in…

Match Report: Wasps 21 Leicester Tigers 20

Josh Bassett’s last-gasp score booked Wasps' first Aviva Premiership Rugby Final appearance in four years after overcoming Leicester Tigers 21-20 in…

Match Report: Northampton Saints 21 Connacht 15

Northampton Saints are just one game away from playing in next season's European Rugby Champions Cup after downing a battling…

Match Report: Exeter Chiefs 18 Saracens 16

Exeter Chiefs stunned defending champions Saracens to book their second straight Aviva Premiership Final appearance in the most dramatic of…

Wasps team to play Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership Semi Final


Dai Young has named his side to take on Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership semi final at the Ricoh…

Ashley Johnson

Leicester Tigers team news for the Aviva Premiership semi-final

Tom Youngs will make his 100th starting appearance for Leicester Tigers on Saturday when he leads the club in their…

Tom Youngs

Player of the year Millar-Mills benefiting from increased coverage of women’s game

Lichfield Ladies Director of Rugby Becky Williams said she was grateful that more people could appreciate Women’s Premiership Players’ Player…

Exeter Chiefs side to face Saracens

Rob Baxter believes his Exeter Chiefs squad are better prepared for what lies ahead as they look to secure themselves…

Thomas Waldrom

Saracens name team for Sandy Park semi-final

Saracens have named their side to face Exeter Chiefs for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership semi-final at Sandy Park, kick-off 14h30 (Live…

Duncan Taylor

AUDIO: Preview of this weekend’s Aviva Premiership semi-finals

It's play off semi-final time in the Aviva Premiership. Russell Hargreaves looks ahead to the those as well as the…

Premiership Rugby

Jack Maunder reflects on exciting “rollercoaster” season with Exeter Chiefs after award nomination

From starting with National League 1 side Plymouth Albion, to finishing with hearing about his place in the England squad…