Sports commit to diversity and inclusion through #sportforeveryone

​Sport-led approach to target greater inclusion in sport regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and ability has been launched with New Zealand Rugby, New Zealand Football, New Zealand Cricket, New Zealand Rugby League, Netball New Zealand and Hockey New Zealand have committed to establishing a framework for diversity and inclusion.

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NZRPA supports Auckland Transport to help improve the safety of young drivers

​The New Zealand Rugby Players Association (NZRPA) is supporting an initiative by Auckland Transport to improve the safety of young drivers in Auckland by encouraging and supporting some of their younger players to move through the drivers licence system.

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Friends unite in the name of rugby

​A group of former players assembled in Hamilton on Saturday night for the first New Zealand Rugby Players Association 'Rugby Club' event of 2016.

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Latest Issue

In this issue check out
Players Perspective - Richie & Amy Kahui and Tanerau & Alana Latimer talk about life playing rugby in Japan
Making the decision to play overseas - thing to work through when making your decision
Playing offshore - tips on getting your finances and taxes sorted before you go
Player photos
NZRPA Players' Personal Development Award winner - Luke Whitelock
Hunting diaries with Whoppa

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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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