TOP BAR - Fixtures

Restart Rugby

Restart Rugby

Restart Rugby

Restart Rugby is the official charity of The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA). Formerly known as The RPA Benevolent Fund, Restart Rugby was founded in 2001 to support professional players forced to retire through illness or injury.

Restart Rugby provide financial and practical support to players and their families during difficult times, including help with the cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation equipment, counselling, education and career transition. Restart Rugby is also there when players need emotional support in coming to terms with losing the game they love.

Restart Rugby works alongside Premiership Rugby to deliver Urban Rugby Squad.

Damian Hopley, Chief Executive of the Rugby Players’ Association said:  “We’re excited to build on the success of last year’s inaugural Urban Rugby Squad which saw almost 800 teenagers from disadvantaged communities across England take up the game.

“Beyond the obvious health benefits, rugby has the power to teach life skills through its core values of sportsmanship, respect, enjoyment, teamwork and discipline, and this is at the absolute heart of the programme.

“Our members recognise the positive influence rugby has had on their lives and fully support using funds raised through Restart to give back to local communities and inspire the next generation of players, regardless of their background.”

MORE FROM NEWS

Challenge Cup round four review: What they said and best of social

Three Gallagher Premiership Rugby clubs are in pole position to qualify for the knockout stages in the Challenge Cup as they sit…

Heineken Champions Cup: Saracens shine as Bath and Wasps bow out

Saracens maintained their unflinching Heineken Champions Cup campaign with a fourth successive victory in the competition to remain top of…

Kristen Clardy – Premiership Rugby Scholarships programme revolutionises game for US coach

Ask Kristen Clardy about her experiences on the Premiership Rugby Scholarship programme, and she’ll tell you that what she learned went above…

European Review: Exeter Chiefs seal exhilirating win at Kingsholm

With Gloucester Rugby's win at Sandy Park last week shaking up the Champions Cup, many had looked forward to this…

Franco Mostert to make first Gloucester Rugby start against Exeter Chiefs

Second-rower Franco Mostert will make his first start as Gloucester Rugby make half a dozen changes to their starting line-up…

Exeter Chiefs side to face Gloucester Rugby

Rob Baxter says his Exeter Chiefs side must use the disappointment of their European campaign so far to make them…

European Rugby Round Four: social media preview

The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup return for the second week running as the 12 Gallagher Premiership sides try and…

Sign up to our newsletter

Keep up-to-date with all the latest Premiership Rugby news, ticketing news, information, offers and exclusive competitions