England internationals face 25% match fee cut

England internationals face 25% match fee cut

The English players have agreed to a 25% pay-cut on their match fees for the looming internationals as the RFU struggles to consolidate its financial situation, according to a report in the dailymail.co.uk.

The pay-cuts will amount to £6000 per game. Before the complications that arose due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the players’ normal match fees were £23 000 per game.

A group of senior players, headed by incumbent captain Owen Farrell, were involved in the negotiations with the RFU.

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The cut, however, still renders the English players the highest paid in the world.

The action was deemed necessary by the RFU as the organisation is set to lose around £107 million in revenue over the next year.

Meanwhile, England head coach Eddie Jones has already agreed to a 25% cut in salary and also stands to lose a number of coaching staff in an attempt to free up more capital for the RFU.

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