About Us

Inside Running Recruitment is a sports recruitment agency specialising in the global placement and transfer of talented rugby union players and coaches.

Established in 2003 Inside Running Recruitment is the trusted market leader in the rugby recruitment industry.

We pride ourselves on providing a professional and comprehensive service to all Players, Coaches and Clubs. We operate under three cornerstone values of honesty, integrity and professionalism.

We make this goal a reality by having Inside Running Recruitment Agents operating in the key player recruitment markets. We also have trusted sources on the ground across all other rugby markets.

Our Team

Mark Wilson

New Zealand and Australia

Managing Director
RFU Reg. Agent: RFURA/17/221
NZRPA Accredited Agent



Based in Auckland Mark has over 10 years’ experience in Sports Management. He is committed to providing a pro-active and prompt service to clubs and players. Mark is well placed to provide guidance and advice for players interested in playing rugby overseas.

Ryan Pietersen





Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Ryan is our key agent for clubs across the UK and Holland. He has a BA (Hons) degree in Sports Management. Ryan is an integral part of our team, playing a vital role in recruiting players in the constantly growing UK market.

Joanna Shuker

New Zealand and Australia

Recruitment Administrator



Jo ensures all the necessary steps are completed prior to a player departing for a club. This service provides peace of mind for the club and player knowing that the player departure process will be taken care of. Jo has extensive experience as a travel consultant and is a self-proclaimed rugby fanatic.