We believe it is important that you not only hear what we have to say but also about what people we have worked with say about us. Therefore we will be uploading testimonials from players and clubs to give you an idea of what to expect.

Steve Mangan (02/2013)

Thames Valley/ Southland NPC  representative, Dundee RFC – Scotland, Chicago Irish – USA, Hokkaido Barbarians – Japan, Wanneroo RFC – Australia.

My dealings with TRYTIME recruitment have been nothing but an absolute pleasure from start to finish. Mike was in daily contact from the time I contacted him requesting his assistance in finding a new club and worked tirelessly with several clubs to secure me the best possible package. I have played rugby all over the world and have used various agencies to assist me with club placement but I can say without a shadow of a doubt that Mike Cross and TRYTIME recruitment have been by far the BEST agency I have ever dealt with. Their professionalism, dedication to player satisfaction and honesty were just some of the key attributes which I feel set them apart from other agencies.  I have no hesitation in recommending TRYTIME recruitment to any players looking for assistance in securing a new club and furthering their rugby careers.

Andrew Hall (13/12/12)

Head Coach at Hong Kong Football Club

Over the past two years Mike has placed a number of players within our Club. His service from sourcing the appropriate player, introductions and follow up is exemplary. I will be using Mike in the future and would happily recommend Mike's services too.

Lawrence Boon (25/6/12)

Hove RFC

Dear Try Time. Please accept this note of sincere thanks for your good service this year.
The three guys you have supplied have all fitted in well, behaved professionally and led from the front on and off the field. It has been a pleasure having them at Hove and I am delighted that two of them will be staying with us for a second season (Unfortunately the third’s visa expires shortly or he would be a more than welcome player at Hove) . This year saw our highest league position and some of the best rugby we have enjoyed at Hove.
I think we can attribute this to matching the players to the club, and the personal service you have provided. It is always an advantage when the players come personally recommended.
Thank you to you and your team for taking away the stress of recruiting and for the honest way you have handled the process, making it simple, straightforward and stress free.
Let’s hope for many good years to come.


Bryn Robertson (21/06/12)

Knox Old Boys RFC.

Our club have been using TryTime for 3 seasons now. Mike is thorough and professional from introductions right through to continued management after the players have arrived. Mike is a trusted member of our club and has assisted us through not only player management but advise in other facets of running a club as professionally we can be. We will be working with TryTime for many years to come

John Aikman (09/2011)

Rotherham Titans & Hong Kong Scottish

Having been involved within rugby at an elite level for a number of years working with Steve and Trytime was the next logical step in my professional development. Having spoken with a couple of other agents I found the personal relationship Steve built up with me in a short space of time left me in no doubt that they were the right decision for me. I value the clear lines of communication and open and honest advice that Trytime give me.

Jason Lear (05/2011)

LEAR Training, Sports Performance Analysts

The personal experience of the staff of Trytime was clearly evident during consultations with them on marketing our level sport perfromance analysis learning program to the world of rugby. They not only embraced our concept of getting this science normally reserved for the elite down to grass roots but have identified venues in the Dublin area for us to run events.I would like to thank Mike and everyone else at Trytime for the personel service.

Scott Young (01/2011)

Premier Grade NZ & Macau International Player

I found TRYTIME Rugby Recruitment very professional and thorough when being recruited to Hong Kong this season. All questions were answered with honesty and in depth.  Mike and Stephen kept me in the loop the whole way through the deal and the contract was organised in good time without any hassle. The guys really do go out of their way to make sure the deal is right for you and the club. I've had a tremendous season here in Hong Kong with a great club and with a great bunch of guys. I will deal with TRYTIME for any contracts I am looking for in the future and would recommend them to anyone who is looking to do the same.

Damian Bailey (10/2010)

Currie Cup, NPC, & Australian Universities Representative

Trytime were nothing but professional in pursuing my contract with various clubs. In saying that, maybe as important is that they were extremely friendly, helpful, and knowledgable. One demonstration of this was their understanding of visas, especially helpful with regard to South African passport holders like myself. Having dealt with many recruitment agencies for numerous years I can honestly say that TRYTIME RUGBY have produced the best results on every level and I recommend them 100% to all those aspiring players who would like to expand their careers overseas and experience new cultures.

Kingsley Seale (09/2010)

Gordon Rugby, NSW Waratahs, Australian Barbarians & Australia 7s Representative

Having dealt with a few different player managers during my career I was very pleased to find Mike and Trytime Rugby. Having played rugby overseas Mike was extremely helpful in answering any questions that may arise during the contract negotiation process. Trytime Rugby has a good understanding of what is important to players and more importantly they are focused on getting results. I would happily recommend these guys to anyone who is interested in pursuing new opportunities overseas. 

Torrie Callander (05/2010)

Watsonians & Scotland Age Grade Representative

TRYTIME are not the first rugby agency I have worked with but are by far the best. Mike and Steve adopt a far more personal approach than anybody else which definitely leads to the right players finding the right clubs. They are much more than just a C.V provider. TRYTIME go out of their way to make sure that every player is represented properly in order to find the deal that best suites them. Even as their first ever recruit I was very impressed by the professionalism and knowledge of guys who have been there and are still doing it themselves as travelling rugby players. TRYTIME can find anyone a great deal provided the player is willing to give it all they have got when they get there. I wouldn’t work with anyone in the future other than TRYTIME.