James Haskell


The Rugby Players Association launched the ‘Lift The Weight’ campaign in 2017. A Professional Players’ Federation (PPF) survey of retired players revealed 62 per cent experienced some sort of mental health issue. We sat down with James Haskell and Damien Hopley, RPA Group Chief Executive, to find out why it is so important to #lifttheweight.

Thom Evans

It’s a typical grey and overcast afternoon in London when I first meet Thom Evans. We’re in a chic and quirky parlor room at Flemings Mayfair Hotel, and all plans are running smoothly. Thom has been a busy man lately. The rugby-player-turned-model has found much success in the fashion industry, and is now ready to sink his teeth into acting. Thom Evans is a special person; you get that impression from him almost immediately. He has “it”, the x-factor that you can’t teach. You speak to him and feel there’s a quiet yet strong sense of self. And as soon as our tea and coffee is finished, I sit down to…