RUGBY PLAYERS SCOTLAND [RPS] – the association which represents this country’s professional players – is hosting a silent auction, with 22 lots available for purchase, including signed strips, various golf outings with the likes of Stuart McInally, Zander Fagerson, Oli Kebble, Huw Jones, George Horne and Kyle Steyn, an overnight stay in the Rutland Hotel Apartments in Edinburgh, and a year supply of underwear (male and female, supplied by ‘Bawbags’).
The auction – which has been arranged by Scotland Women winger Megan Gaffney opened at midday today [Friday] and will run until the 6th November.
Click HERE to view the lots and for instructions in how to take part.
RPS was formed in March 2019 to finally get Scotland up to pace with the other leading rugby nations in terms of independent player representation. It is entirely self-funded and is now responsible for looking after the interests of the national men and women’s teams, as well as Edinburgh, Glasgow Warriors and the Scotland 7s squad. It is also a member of the International Players Association executive committee ensuring Scotland’s players are represented in the world game.
It recently played a crucial role in the generally amicable salary adjustment process required in response to the financial squeeze on Scottish Rugby brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, its remit stretches way beyond money talks, and its primary purpose is to work to develop the sport of rugby throughout Scotland, with player welfare and education also important aspects of its day-to-day activity.
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