England players’ £25,000 match fees may be cut to reduce RFU spending

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• RFU accounts reveal £30.9m loss and 54 redundancies
• Former chief executive paid £238,000 in final two months

England players’ £25,000 match fees may take a hit in the future, according to the Rugby Football Union’s departing chief executive, Steve Brown, after the governing body announced a loss of £30.9m on Monday.

Brown also admitted that an overspend on the England squad, largely as a result of a high turnover of players rather than staff, had contributed to the union’s financial plight. The RFU also expressed a degree of regret over the high cost of its £220m deal with Premiership clubs that allows Eddie Jones time with players in the first place.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/nov/26/rfu-accounts-reveal-loss-and-redundancy-of-54-staff-members under the title “England players’ £25,000 match fees may be cut to reduce RFU spending”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.