Row over 25% Premiership wage cut intensifies but Jones accepts drop

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  • Players object to 25% reduction; RPA union advising members
  • England coach Eddie Jones accepts sizeable cut in £750k salary

Premiership players have been given legal advice on how to challenge the blanket 25% pay cuts imposed by the clubs as domestic rugby’s row over wage reductions intensified on Thursday.

In the Championship, Newcastle Falcons have been plunged into turmoil with their players expected to reject their proposed swingeing pay cuts. In the Premiership the Guardian also understands the entire Leicester Tigers squad is strongly considering rejecting the 25% reduction after the Rugby Players’ Association provided legal guidance to its 700+ members.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/mar/26/wage-cut-row-intensifies-as-premiership-players-take-legal-advice under the title “Row over 25% Premiership wage cut intensifies but Jones accepts drop”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.