About Us

The Rugby League Players’ Association (RLPA) is the representative body of elite rugby league players, protecting and promoting the welfare and interests of its members.

Our Purpose

We exist to:

  • Protect and advance the interests of Players and the Game.
  • Represent, empower and support Players.

We achieve this by:

  • Valuing different perspectives and balancing competing interests, while remaining focused on our stated objectives.
  • Acting with integrity, collaborating and harnessing the collective strength of Players.

Our Values

  • PROFESSIONALISM
  • COURAGE
  • FAIRNESS
  • RESPECT

Our Vision

A strong, connected and growing game driven by empowered and successful players.


RLPA Financial Model

Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the NRL and RLPA have agreed to a revenue sharing model whereby players receive a guaranteed share of total game revenue in recognition of the significant contribution the players make to generating those revenues.

This share is received by players in the form of payments and benefits (salary payments, match fees, representative payments, retirement account payments, marketing pool payments, injury hardship fund payments, tickets, insurances, etc.).

Players agree how their share of total game revenue is divided up and distributed across the various payments and benefits. Within the playersโ€™ share, there is also a portion which the players have agreed will be directed towards funding their association. This effectively represents the membersโ€™ fees and the revenue received is what the association operates off.

Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the parties have agreed how all player related payment and benefits are received, including the payments that players direct to the RLPA.