Eng­land fee cut by 25pc Play­ers agree £5,750 drop

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Sport Rugby Union -

Eng­land’s play­ers will ac­cept a £5,750 cut to their match fee this au­tumn, hav­ing ac­knowl­edged that it will be for the good of the game given the Rugby Foot­ball Union’s dif­fi­cult fi­nan­cial sit­u­a­tion.

Dis­cus­sions between Eng­land’s play­ers and the RFU had been tak­ing place for some time, but an agree­ment has now been reached for a de­crease from £23,000 to £17,250, a drop of 25 per cent.

“There is no Eng­land prod­uct with­out the play­ers, but they are con­scious not to push the mat­ter any fur­ther,” a lead­ing agent said. The pay­ment cov­ers each player’s match fee plus train­ing and im­age rights.

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