Where are they now?

With the Rugby World Cup 2019 kicking off in Japan this weekend, we check out what the 2015 Rugby World Cup winning All Blacks team are up to now.

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Highlanders Personal Development Manager Vacancy

The Highlanders Rugby Club, in partnership with New Zealand Rugby Union and the New Zealand Rugby Players’ Association, are looking for a passionate people developer to join our team and help us in supporting the personal and professional development of our players. This is a full time, permanent role based in Dunedin

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Josh Kronfeld & Aleisha-Pearl Nelson - the other side of the medical table part two

​In part two of our series about players working on the other side of the medical table, we talk to former All Black and physiotherapist Josh Kronfeld, and sexual health nurse and Black Fern Aleisha-Pearl Nelson.

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Enabling our rugby players to thrive; uniting and inspiring New Zealanders

The NZRPA helps players support each other, helps them take advantage of commercial opportunities and helps them understand and deal with life as professional sports people and beyond.

Beliefs

We’re Serious

The NZRPA helps players support each other, helps them take advantage of commercial opportunities and helps them understand and deal with life as professional sports people.

Beyond the
playing days

We appreciate the transition from professional rugby brings its own set of challenges, so we have established ‘The Rugby Club’ to connect a thriving network of retired professional NZ rugby players. The Rugby Club offers members support to help smooth their transition from professional rugby to retirement, as well as access to networks, preferential services and other opportunities. Perhaps most importantly, The Rugby Club allows players to maintain that valuable sense of team spirit and camaraderie after retiring from rugby.

Our Focus

01

Collective Agreement (Men) and Memorandum of Understanding (Women)‍

02

Professional Rugby Partnership‍

03

Revenue Sharing‍

04

Intellectual Property Ownership, Rights and Programmes‍

05

Promotional obligations and endorsements‍

06

Contracting models

07

Player payments and benefits

08

Employer and player obligations‍

09

Injury, illness and non-selection‍

10

Misconduct and problem resolution‍

11

Teams, competitions and eligibility‍

12

Training and players schedules

13

Rules and regulations governing the game‍

14

Player career, education and personal development‍

15

Player community, rugby development and charity work‍

16

Benevolent and welfare fund‍

17

Insurances and savings programmes‍

18

Mental health and wellness

19

Agents accreditation and education

20

Player induction, education and awareness‍

21

Anti-doping and supplements‍

22

Wagering and anti- corruption‍

23

Medical policies and procedures‍

24

Rugby club for retired players

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