London ,

The Rugby Players’ Association appoints Lotus UK in Rugby World Cup Year

The team at Lotus UK is delighted to be working with The Rugby Players’ Association to support its commercial and communications objectives as the Rugby World Cup comes to England.

The new win is the second sports-orientated project for Lotus UK which also has a comprehensive portfolio of travel and food clients.

Now in its 17th year, the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) is the representative body and collective voice of professional rugby players in England. The RPA enables its members to seek independent advice on any matter concerning employment and welfare, including: contract disputes, contract terminations, agent disputes, payment concerns and criminal charges.

Within this role, the RPA offers members Player Welfare and Representation services as well as a comprehensive Player Development Programme to help prepare them for life after rugby. In addition they offer support to players who have been forced to retire due to injury or illness through Restart – the official charity of the Rugby Players’ Association.

Lotus UK’s brief is to increase the awareness of the RPA’s role, position the RPA at the centre of the industry and grow online and offline content through a media relationship programme.

For commercial opportunities, profile pieces (including player’s interviews) or general media requests,  please contact

Damian Hopley, Group CEO of the RPA
This is a landmark year for rugby in England and by working with Lotus UK the Rugby Players’ Association is committed to ensuring the player’s voice is heard loud and clear.
Damian Hopley, Group CEO of the RPA

Images from left to right:

1. Abriendo Mentes, Costa Rica, Copyright
2. Nuevas Esperanzas, Nicaragua 
3. Vidarte Space, Brazil