ATHLETE MANAGEMENT

Australia and New Zealand's only full service rugby agency

WeAreTENZING is Australasia’s first and only rugby management company offering global placement, in-house authorised financial advisors, brand alignment, and post-rugby planning. We are the fastest growing rugby agency in the world and we are 100% focused on long-term athlete welfare.

Global Rugby Placement Network NEW ZEALAND, FRANCE, JAPAN, UNITED KINGDOM,
USA, SPAIN, IRELAND, ITALY, AUSTRALIA, ARGENTINA
WeAreTENZING's network of mentors and placement agents
specializes in identifying every possible opportunity for players
around the globe. Our team of "on the ground" management
specialists provide end-to-end service once a player is placed.

NEW ZEALAND

WeAreTENZING New Zealand provides a one-stop solution allowing our clients to discuss contracts, international placement, personal branding, financial management, and sponsorship in a single visit. Our team includes 5 full time sponsorship sales team members and we are proud to be the only agency in New Zealand with in house Authorised Financial Advisors, mortgage experts and accountants.

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Patrick Tuipulotu

Japan, Sunwolves, Toshiba
“Outstanding management is about support through the good times and the bad, trust and communication. I consider myself very lucky to have WEARETENZING on my side.”  
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Vince Aso

Hurricanes, Auckland
“As an aspiring athlete seeking advice from the right people has been crucial to my rugby. The support, advice and constant communication Ben and I have has provided me with the right direction and set a platform towards a professional career. They are great people with integrity.”
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Ajay Mua

Bay of Plenty
“Making the Transition from high school to the real world, WeAreTENZING have given me a clear vision of what my future could be. They have put a lot of hard work in which has provided me various opportunities to carry on my pursuit of being an elite professional rugby player.”
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UNITED KINGDOM AND FRANCE

WeAreTENZING’s exclusive partner for the UK and France Phoenix Sports Management also pride themselves on being a “one-stop shop” for our clients, helping them in all aspects of their lives and careers. A hands on approach is incredibly important for players who are often leaving their home and family behind. It’s this reputation for superior service that make Phoenix the perfect partner for WeAretENZING in the UK and France

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George Smith

Australia, Brumbies, Bristol Bears
“The agents at Phoenix Sports Management worked with my Australian Manager and facilitated moves to two Gallagher Premiership clubs for me, in 2015 I signed for Wasps and in 2018 they sourced the opportunity with Bristol Bears. They helped manage the process from marketing me across the European clubs, advising me on the best options and negotiating the terms of the contract. In addition they offered me deals with car lease companies and advised on suitable accommodation. They are always available to help with any relocation issues and I have been impressed with their service side of the business. I can highly recommend Phoenix to any player looking to play rugby in Europe.”  
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Adam Ashley-Cooper

Australia, Brumbies, Waratahs, Kobe, Bordeaux Bègles
“Tom handled my deal with Bordeaux Begles when I decided to leave Australian Rugby and further my career in France. During my time overseas, Tom was extremely helpful and generous with his time spent with my wife and I. Tom’s trustworthy and proactive nature allowed us to settle easily and quickly into our new environment. He was always available for a chat, which gave us a lot of comfort and security. I am very grateful for his support and the relationship we built.”
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JAPAN

WeAreTENZING is proud to have an exclusive partnership with Coventry Management.

Coventry Management is a leading rugby agency in Japan. The company represents some of the country’s best players and coaches including Japan captain Michael Leitch. Director of the business Jamie Coventry has 20 years experience in Japan having played, coached and managed teams at both professional and amateur level. Coventry Management provides world-class opportunities to play in Japan`s Top League through their remarkable network and experience.

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Michael Leitch (リーチ マイケル Rīchi Maikeru

Japan, Sunwolves, Toshiba
“The guidance and opportunities that Jamie and the team at Coventry Management have offered me have helped me immensely in my rugby career. Having Jamie based in Japan has been crucial as he is always available to talk and his understanding of the language, culture and rugby environment ensures a superior level of management service.”  

– MICHAEL LEITCH

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AUSTRALIA

Founded in 2018 by Willy McQuinn and former All Balck great Rico Gear WeAreTENZING’s Australian office is already looking after some of Australia’s most promising rugby players. With a focus on skills training and mentoring, WeAreTENZING Australia is a perfect launching pad for Australians wanting to forge a path in professional rugby.

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George Smith

Australia, Brumbies, Bristol Bears
“The agents at Phoenix Sports Management worked with my Australian Manager and facilitated moves to two Gallagher Premiership clubs for me, in 2015 I signed for Wasps and in 2018 they sourced the opportunity with Bristol Bears. They helped manage the process from marketing me across the European clubs, advising me on the best options and negotiating the terms of the contract. In addition they offered me deals with car lease companies and advised on suitable accommodation. They are always available to help with any relocation issues and I have been impressed with their service side of the business. I can highly recommend Phoenix to any player looking to play rugby in Europe.”  
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Adam Ashley-Cooper

Australia, Brumbies, Waratahs, Kobe, Bordeaux Bègles
“Tom handled my deal with Bordeaux Begles when I decided to leave Australian Rugby and further my career in France. During my time overseas, Tom was extremely helpful and generous with his time spent with my wife and I. Tom’s trustworthy and proactive nature allowed us to settle easily and quickly into our new environment. He was always available for a chat, which gave us a lot of comfort and security. I am very grateful for his support and the relationship we built.”
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PLAYER PLACEMENT / CONTRACT NEGOTIATION

Led by RPA accredited agent Ben Boyle our team of rugby focused agents are second to none when it comes to identifying your ideal pathway to a career in professional rugby.

Player development

WeAreTENZING identified a lack of communication in New Zealand’s traditional rugby management model. Fewer players per manager mean we are able to communicate with our players and their families more frequently giving them access to feedback and opportunities.

Local negotiation

With a network that reaches every coach and club in New Zealand, we are able to help accelerate your pathway through New Zealand rugby, helping you achieve your New Zealand based playing dreams.

Global placement

With a global network that spans 13 countries and 4 continents WeAreTENZING’s international placement each rugby territory’s best bespoke management, smaller more personal agencies that offer customised service for our players as they take the important step of playing overseas.

BRAND ALIGNMENTSAND SPONSORSHIP

WeAreTENZING has a team of 5 full-time brand and sponsorship experts able to help our rugby players build their own brand and grow their social media following, partner them with like-minded brands and build out long-term ambassadorial relationships.

We unique in that we actively pursue brand relationships though our contacts at over 40 PR, advertising and media companies, and 70 brands.

Identify our clients long term purpose

We help our rugby players identify their purpose beyond sport. This not only helps buuild perspective, it helps us connect athletes to brands with a shared belief.

Home Build your brand, grow your following

In order to help our clients increase their non-rugby income we help them grow their personal brand and increase their social media following.

Brand partnerships

We have a world-class team of full-time brand partnership experts capable of partnering our athletes with brands

FINANCIAL SERVICES

WeAreTENZING’s team of in-house authorised financial advisors is the first of its kind in Australia or New Zealand. The team has a detailed understanding in budgeting, wealth management, home ownership, investment and retirement planning and have been trained specifically to help overcome the unique challenges athletes face throughout their career.

Budgeting

Our first steps include access to financial literacy education and basic budgeting. A career in professional sports can be lucrative, but without these cornerstones long-term financial success is impossible to achieve.

Home Ownership

Professional sports delivers fantastic opportunity, none more so than to own your own home. With our in-house Authorised Financial Advisors WeAreTENZING is the only management company in New Zealand capable of researching and advising on your best pathway to financial security and your first home. From saving, to applying for financing, insurance and investment selection, our advisors are capable of helping you get on your way.

Investment and retirement planning

We help our clients plan for life beyond rugby from the day they sign up with us. Our partnership with The Final Whistle provides career planning software for our youngest players which, in tern, helps us plan their pathway with them.