It is fantastic to see these kinds of initiatives from the Players’ Association. EXPAND is a digital magazine which is designed to provide resources for players as they think about their professional rugby career progressing from playing in New Zealand, potentially to moving overseas and, ultimately, as they move beyond their playing days into their next career and beyond.
In my work I am always encouraging both my own clients and anyone who seeks my guidance to consider these matters – and the earlier the better. TC Sports Management’s approach is very much aligned to the bigger picture. See https://tcsportsmanagement.co.nz/faq/ and the video with Keven Mealamu https://tcsportsmanagement.co.nz/?cpo_service=manageragent
I strongly endorse the work of the New Zealand Rugby Players’ representative body, and encourage both current and aspiring professional rugby players, and indeed sports people from other codes, to review the resources which can be accessed here: http://www.nzrpa.co.nz/news/players-encouraged-to-expand-their-horizons-with-new-transition-resource