Rugby Players Ireland is fully empowered by our membership to represent them on issues of importance in their game, as well as prioritising their welfare and safeguarding their rights.

Collective Representation

Rugby Players Ireland is mandated by its members to act in their collective best interest in relation to player welfare and issues affecting the game in Ireland. The association acts as a conduit for member concerns and provides a platform whereby issues surrounding their welfare can be raised at the highest levels by the Rugby Players Ireland Executive Board, led CEO Omar Hassanein and

Chairman Rob Kearney. Rugby Players Ireland represents its members on many national executives and committees to ensure its concerns and opinions are voiced. As valued stakeholders in the game the players should be effectively represented to promote their views to further the growth and success of Irish Rugby.

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Insurance, Tax & Medical Advice

All IRFU contracted players are provided with personal accident cover for death/permanent total disability from any occupation (including playing the Game) including the loss of or loss of use of limb(s), loss of sight and accidental death or bodily injury while playing training or travelling at the request of the IRFU.

Rugby Players Ireland works on the behalf of players to ensure the best contractual terms and conditions for players whilst injured/sick. Rugby Players Ireland also has a network of tax experts which it can connect players to, should they need advice.

Injured Players Fund

The Injured Players Fund is central objective of Rugby Players Ireland and reflects the players’ commitment towards supporting those who have had to depart from the game or may have to in the future due to injury or illness. The fund helps such players to readjust to a world beyond the field of play.

Agent Registration

Many senior professional rugby players procure the services of an agent to assist in the personal representation and management of their careers. Together with the IRFU, the RFU and the WRU, Rugby Players Ireland has worked on the production of a common set of regulations for agents acting on behalf of players acting in Ireland, England and Wales.

The Agent Regulations are incorporated in the IRFU’s Regulations under Regulation 11
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For further information, please contact: Simon Keogh on simon@rugbyplayersireland.ie

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