Gen­der pay equal­ity in rugby?

The Irish Times - Monday - Sport - - Rugby -

The New Zealand gov­ern­ment, un­der new prime min­is­ter Jacinda Ardern, have called for equal pay for male and fe­male rugby play­ers. Granted, the men are fully pro­fes­sional but the women are in dis­cus­sions to fol­low them. Some facts: The Black Ferns match fees at the 2017 World Cup in Dublin/Belfast were $2,000 (¤1,190). All Blacks at 2015 World Cup? $7,500 (¤4,460).

“An­other glar­ing dis­crep­ancy,” re­ports the New Zealand Her­ald, “was the fact the Black Ferns had to fly home from Ire­land in econ­omy class af­ter play­ing five games in 17 days. The men trav­elled home busi­ness class from England in 2015, hav­ing played seven games in 43 days.”

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