RFU Agents Registration Scheme
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The RFU Agents Registration Scheme has been developed through extensive consultation and in partnership with the Professional Rugby Players Association, Premier Rugby, Championship clubs and the Association of Rugby Agents. The principal objective driving this scheme is to create a level of quality control within this area of our sport and to drive standards upwards.
Under RFU Regulations, from November 1, 2009, clubs or players wishing to appoint a person to represent them in negotiations over the transfer, employment or registration of any player with a club may only appoint a registered agent, an overseas registered agent or an exempt individual.
A registered agent is an agent who is registered with the RFU, an overseas registered agent is an agent licensed by another union and an exempt individual is a spouse, parent or sipling of a player or qualified solicitor or barrister in the United Kingdom or equivalent jurisdiction outside the United Kingdom.
In this section of the site you will find information on how to become a RFU registered agent; a list of currently RFU affiliated agents; advice on player - agent contracts; and much more.
Agents Review Board
The Agents Review Board (ARB) is responsible for the administration of this scheme and will meet regularly to consider all applications received for agents registration and determine the outcome of each. It will also review the agents regulations and related processes, recommending changes where appropriate.