Premiership Rugby Dedicates Round 12 to Restart Rugby #ForOurPlayers

Round 12 is dedicated to Restart and we’re getting behind them to raise vital awareness and funds to support players facing the unthinkable.

Restart is the players charity and is dedicated to supporting players and their families when hard times strike. They do this by funding grants to help current and former players practically, financially, and emotionally. Restart is a lifeline for players across Gallagher Premiership Rugby and they need our support now more than ever, so this year we are dedicating Round 12 to raising vital awareness and funds for players seriously struggling.

Players need our support now more than ever, so by backing our Restart Round campaign, you’ll be backing every player facing the unthinkable.


Judith Batchelar OBE, RPA Management Board Chair, and Simon Massie-Taylor, Premiership Rugby’s Chief Executive said:

“The Rugby Players Association (RPA) and Premiership Rugby are pleased to confirm that Restart Round will be back this December, running from the 2nd-4th December and dedicating Round 12 of Gallagher Premiership Rugby to support our players.

“The Restart Weekend is a key part of the Premiership Rugby calendar as our two organisations come together to spotlight the great work done by Restart to help those in our rugby community who are struggling to cope in any way. Recent times have shown exactly how quickly things can change for players and how they may need to adapt to a new reality overnight, and that is where Restart comes in to help.”

Join us and support Restart this weekend

  • SIGN UP to easyfundraising to raise FREE donations for Restart every time you shop online! Don’t worry; it doesn’t cost you anything. Over 7,000 retailers are ready to donate on your behalf. You spend, retailers donate. Plus Restart will receive an additional £1 for every person who signs up – so what’s to lose?!
  • BID on exclusive signed player, club, and England Rugby memorabilia in our online auction, just in time for Christmas!
  • DONATE by texting FOROURPLAYERS to 70490 to donate £10. Each text costs £10 + one standard rate message.

Every penny raised will make a huge difference to those players and their families seriously struggling right now.

Thank you.

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