Player Agents Frequently Asked QuestionsWho is a Registered Agent?
Who is an Overseas Registered Agent?
Who is an Exempt Individual?
What level of professional indemnity insurance does an agent need?
Is there an agents registration fee?
What happens if I don't become a registered agent?
How long can my agent/client contract last for?
Are there any key provisions which must be in my agent/client contract?
Q: Who is a Registered Agent?
A: A registered agent is an agent who is registered with the RFU in accordance with RFU Regulations.
Q: Who is an Overseas Registered Agent?
A: An overseas registered agent is an agent who holds a licence issued by another national rugby union body, entitling the agent to carry out any agency activity within that national rugby union’s jurisdiction.
Q: Who is an Exempt Individual?
A: An exempt individual can be a player’s parent, sibling or spouse or an individual who acts in a professional capacity as a solicitor or barrister in the United Kingdom or equivalent jurisdiction outside the United Kingdom.
Q: What level of professional indemnity insurance cover does an agent need?
A: The Agents Review Board (ARB) has decided that appropriate level of professional indemnity insurance required is £500,000.
Q: Is there an agents registration fee?
A: The agents registration fee is £500 (which includes a £50 non-refundable administration fee). Each year there will be an annual renewal fee of £100 (which includes a £50 non-refundable administration fee) which will be payable within 28 days.
Q: What happens if I don’t become a registered agent?
A: Unless you are a registered agent, an overseas registered agent or an exempt individual, from November 1, 2009 you will not be permitted to act for a player or a Ccub in England.
Q: How long can my agent/client contract last for?
A: The RFU require that the agreement between a registered agent and a player must be for a fixed term of a maximum of two years and there should be no automatic roll-over or renewal provision. This is in accordance with IRB Regulation 5.
Q: Are there any key provisions which must be in my agent/client contract?
A: Yes, please see the RFU agent/client contract provisions.