The Scottish Rugby Union and player representatives have reached an agreement, according to planetrugby.com, which will see players receive a pay-cut for the time being to help the Union cope with the disastrous financial effects of Covid-19.
The following statement has been issued:
“Scottish Rugby and Rugby Players Scotland (RPS) have now concluded their recent period of negotiation to address the need to reduce operating costs through employee and contracted player salary reductions.
“Against the backdrop of the significant economic impact of Covid-19, RPS entered discussions with Scottish Rugby to find a mechanism whereby its members’ salaries would be subject to reduction, but their overall interests were protected.
“Both parties have now reached an agreement which acknowledges the need for sustainability in the sport in Scotland and meets the respective objectives of the business, while minimising financial hardship to RPS members through a programme of reimbursement should certain revenue streams be achieved over the course of the coming season.
“The discussions were conducted in a positive, open and constructive manner and both Scottish Rugby and RPS have agreed the specific financial details will remain confidential, with no further comment being made at this time.”