Entries by ARA

English Championship Clubs Player Dealings

The ARA have been successful in negotiating that Championship Clubs and Premiership clubs in England now fall under the same regulation on player dealings i.e. You can do deals 6 months before the end of the season. This replaces the old 3 month rule for the championship. The ARA is now working on getting this […]

Standard Contracts

The RFU along with the RFU have pushed hard for standard contracts across our industry. At this current time the position of the ARA is against this concept and we are pleased that no standard contract will be insisted upon for the time being. Please note however, all player/agents contracts must comply with RFU Regulation […]

Agents Registration and Exam

All agents would have received their renewal packs from the RFU which now include taking an open book exam. The ARA was instrumental in bringing in this process to help raise standards of agents registering and also ensure a better more transparent form of registration. The exam is an open book exam and the information […]

Home Unions Agents Scheme

A frustration from the past has been the different treatment agents from other unions may receive. We have along with the ARB successfully negotiated a unified Home Unions Agents Scheme. The key principles of the harmonised scheme are: The regulations apply equally to all agents who carry out Agent Activity in any of Home Unions […]


This board is responsible for the administration of the agent’s registration scheme and representatives from the RFU, Premiership, Championship and RPA. The ARA now has a full seat and voting rights on this board.

Association of Rugby Agents (ARA) engage Copsey Consultancy for leadership role

The Association of Rugby Agents (ARA) is delighted to confirm it has engaged the services of Copsey Consultancy to help drive the drive the future direction of the organisation. The ARA is the representative body and collective of voice of the individuals and companies engaged in the representation of professional rugby union players in the […]