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Notice – Cancellation of Accreditation for Player Agent Gavin Orr
As of 7 April 2020, Gavin Orr’s accreditation as a Player Agent under the NRL Accredited Agent Scheme was cancelled.
This means that Gavin Orr is no longer an Accredited Agent and therefore not entitled to negotiate on behalf of Players in relation to NRL Playing Contracts.
As you will be aware:
- Players can only engage an Accredited Agent to act on their behalf; and
- NRL Clubs are only permitted to negotiate with Accredited Agents, in relation to negotiating an NRL Playing Contract.
Therefore, Players who have a Player and Agent Agreement with Gavin Orr may need to contract with another Accredited Agent to negotiate on their behalf.
Under the terms of their Player and Agent Agreement, Players may have the right to terminate their management agreement with Gavin Orr. However, it will depend on the specific terms of their Player and Agent Agreement.
We recommend that Players contact the Rugby League Players’ Association (RLPA) or Paul Massey (Operations Manager, Accredited Agents Scheme) for advice and guidance in relation to any rights they may have under their management agreement in light of Gavin Orr’s accreditation being cancelled.
Operations Manager, Accredited Agent Scheme:
Paul Massey: 0437 600 200
To contact the RLPA, click here.
NRL MEDIA RELEASE – GAVIN ORR
The National Rugby League Appeals Committee has upheld the NRL’s decision to cancel the accreditation of player agent Gavin Orr.
Mr Orr’s accreditation has been formally cancelled with effect from 7 April 2020.
The Committee, chaired by the Honourable Ian Callinan AC QC with panellists Michael Cleary AO and Max Krilich, described his conduct as a serious contravention of the relevant rules.
The Committee determined that NRL Chief Executive Officer Todd Greenberg was entitled on the evidence before him to conclude that:
- Mr Orr, in breach of his obligations under the NRL Accredited Agent Rules, had knowingly been involved in the payment of amounts to one of his players which were not disclosed to the NRL Salary Cap Auditor;
- Mr Orr’s actions in doing so were deliberate and done with knowledge of the seriousness of the breach; and
- the cancellation of Mr Orr’s accreditation as a result of those actions was an appropriate response.
The Committee dismissed Mr Orr’s appeal.
Players represented by Mr Orr are advised to contact the NRL Accredited Player Agent Scheme and the Rugby League Players Association for more information.