Woodcock and Mealamu receive their investitures

​All Black centurions and Rugby World Champions Keven Mealamu and Tony Woodcock both received their Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit medal today.

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$650,000 Invested into Rugby Players Futures

​The Pacific Island Players Association (PIPA) and the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) have today announced a ground-breaking initiative for rugby players in the Pacific Island region that will deliver off-field career and education support through a fully integrated Player Personal Development Programme.

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Dan Carter and All Blacks win Laureus Awards

​New Zealand Rugby player Dan Carter won the prestigious Laureus Comback of the Year Award and the All Blacks won the Laureus Team of the Year Award in Berlin at the Laureus 2016 World Sports Awards.

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Players Own
Latest Issue

In this issue check out
Players Perspective - Pushing yourself to the limits - Q&A with the GODZone Adventure Race Cure Kids team with Ben Meyer, Richie McCaw & Ian Jones
Photos from the players Personal Development Programme
NZRPA Players' Personal Development Awards Finalists
Who is representing you at the NZRPA
What the Highlanders are listening to and looking at
Opinion Piece with Ian Jones - The Live Experience creating the memories
Hunting diaries with the Highlanders Props

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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

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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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