Can I negotiate directly with my club even though I have an agent?

The answer is ‘no’.

Once you sign an agreement with an agent, you authorise your agent to exclusively represent you in contract negotiations.

A club should not deal directly with you when it comes to contract negotiations unless your agent has given you or the club authority to do so.

A club should not deal directly with you when it comes to contract negotiations unless your agent has given you or the club authority to do so.

Naturally, you want to have good communication with your club and be able to talk freely with club representatives. But it is your responsibility to make your agent aware of any direct dealings you or your club instigate.

Likewise, it is the obligation of the Agent to inform you of any dealings he/she has with your Club or any other Club on your behalf.

If you feel an agent has not relayed negotiation information to you or has not truly relayed information from you to representatives of any club, contact Paul Massey with your concerns.

Important Note

All information contained on this website is not meant to be a substitute for the official contracts, codes or procedures of the NRL, Clubs or associated bodies such as ASADA. Players should not rely on this information alone in dealing with contractual or other NRL related issues. It is recommended that players refer to appropriate documents in full and that they seek their own professional advice before entering into any contracts.

Find out more

Paul Massey
0437 600 200
pmassey@nrl.com.au