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Damian Hopley
England
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Full name Damian Paul Hopley
Born April 12, 1970, Lambeth, London
Current age 44 years 173 days
Major teams Wasps, England
Position Wing, Centre
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 212 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1995-1995 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 66.66
IRB Rugby World Cup 1995-1995 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 100.00

Career statistics
Test debut England v Samoa at Durban, Jun 4, 1995 match details
Last Test England v Samoa at Twickenham, Dec 16, 1995 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 1997-1997 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Wasps 1997-1997 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Profile

Damian Hopley is the chief executive of the Professional Rugby players Association (PRA).

A former England international wing and centre, Hopley won three England caps along with a Sevens World Cup winner's medal and a Cambridge Blue. He played his club rugby for London Wasps between 1990 and 1998.

He set up the PRA following a career ending series of knee injuries in order to protect the safety of players and ensure their success in future endeavours.

Hopley's career ended at age 27 in 1998, leaving him bitter about the lack of support he received following his enforced retirement.

In his position as CEO, Hopley takes charge of negations on all player related agreements on behalf of England and the British and Irish Lions.

Hopley is also a board member of England Rugby Ltd, the company charged with supervising England rugby during the professional era.

Hopley and the PRA ensure that the interests of professional player at all levels are maintained to the standards required during the professional era.

The PRA is also a member group if the International Rugby Players Association, a coalition that is currently being chaired by Hopley.

Hopley has become an increasingly important voice in the English game, especially considering the spate of "club v country" rows that have erupted in recent years.

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RPA calls for publication of report findings (Apr 19, 2012) RPA applauds Lancaster's Care stance (Jan 6, 2012) Woodward leads Wilkinson tributes (Dec 13, 2011) Hopley denies players driven by money (Nov 25, 2011) Hopley labels leaked reports "an absolute disgrace" (Nov 23, 2011) Damian Hopley news and articles (38) »
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Nov 25, 2011
RPA chief executive Damian Hopley
RPA chief executive Damian Hopley
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Nov 25, 2011
RPA chief executive Damian Hopley
RPA chief executive Damian Hopley
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Oct 12, 2009
RPA chief executive Damian Hopley
RPA chief executive Damian Hopley
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Oct 12, 2009
Damian Hopley, Topsy Ojo, David Barnes and Steve Borthwick
Damian Hopley, Topsy Ojo, David Barnes and Steve Borthwick
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