Richie, Mahe, Val, Hamish & Gilbert join Business Summit

An elite group of global champions featuring Olympic Gold medallists and sporting world champions are joining forces with business to present at a unique business summit in Auckland. The group includes Valerie Adams, Richie McCaw, Mahe Drysdale, Hamish Carter and All Blacks Mental Skills Coach Gilbert Enoka.

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Clean sports initiative to target high schools

​Some of New Zealand’s top high school athletes are in line to receive specialist clean sport education from 2017 with a new initiative for secondary schools launching this month.

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Silver for Sevens

​The New Zealand Women’s sevens team have won a silver medal at the Rio Olympics after they fought back in a gutsy performance against Australia.

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In this issue check out
Players Perspective - Andy Ellis shares what he has learned during his 13 years in professional rugby
The adidas athlete - what adidas look for in a brand ambassador
Player photos
New Personal Development Managers in the Provinces
The NZRPA Rugby Club Events
Hunting diaries with Sam Cane

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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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