The purpose of Scottish Rugby’s policy in respect of the activities of Agents and other Approved Intermediaries is to help ensure a minimum level of standard and quality control in respect of such activities. This reflected through compliance with Scottish Domestic Regulation 5 : Agents and Intermediaries (SDR 5).

World Rugby Regulation

Scottish Rugby is obliged to comply with those Regulations Relation to the Game issued by World Rugby. World Rugby has issued a specific Regulation with respect to the regulation of the activities of rugby agents (WR Reg.5 : Agents).

SDR 5 : Agents and Intermediaries

In compliance with WR Reg. 5, Scottish Rugby has issued its own domestic regulation in respect of those acting on behalf of players, coaches and other rugby related personnel.


SDR 5 : Agents and Intermediaries


Under this regulation only Registered Agents and Approved Intermediaries may conduct Agency Activity. In this regard the following definitions apply:

Registered Agent means an Agent who is registered with Scottish Rugby.

Approved Intermediary means such individuals, not being a Registered Agent, as may be approved to conduct Agency Activity [in accordance with the terms of paragraph 5 of SDR 5).

Agency Activity means acting in the capacity of an agent, intermediary, representative or adviser to a Club, or player, either directly or indirectly, in the negotiation, arrangement or execution of any employment transaction or employment contract negotiation for Material Benefit.

Registration Application

In order to become a Registered Agent or Approved Intermediary, you must:

  • apply to Scottish Rugby and comply with the relevant application procedure;
  • complete an application form and other requirements specified under the regulation; and
  • pay the relevant registration fee (as may be prescribed from time to time).

For further details of the application process please contact [email protected] .

Please note that registrations are personal to an individual, so if an agency has a number of agents it wishes to register, then each agent must apply individually to become a Registered Agent.

Contact details

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, have a specific query or wish to report any matter associated with our Agent and Intermediary Regulation, please contact Scottish Rugby’s Head of Regulation, Graham Ireland at [email protected] or 0131 346 5004.

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