RFU in talks to cut England players’ £25,000 match fees in new pay deal

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  • Existing pay agreement expires at the end of this season
  • Eddie Jones urges his team to ‘become better citizens’

The Rugby Football Union is holding talks over cuts to England players’ £25,000 match fees as the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues to be felt across the sport.

The existing pay agreement between the RFU and the Rugby Players’ Association – which rewards the players handsomely for appearances, training and image rights – expires at the end of this season and the Guardian understands a new deal has not yet been finalised.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
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RFU in talks to cut England players’ £25,000 match fees in new pay deal

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