It’s just over a year until head coach Warren Gatland and his Lions squad kick off their tour of South Africa- but how much will they get paid?
Each player who remains in the squad for the full tour will receive a fee of £750,000. On top of that, should the Lions win the test series, they will also receive a bonus of £10,000.
The total fee for the expected 37-man squad amounts to £2.59 million. Should they win at least two games, the players’ total earnings will rise to £2.96 million.
The tour fee of £70,000 has risen by £5,000 from the tour to New Zealand three years ago.
LIST | 5 English players who could be bolters for the Lions in 2021
BY STEVEN SMITH – RUCK EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
With just over a year until the British & Irish Lions head to South Africa, there’s still time for some relatively unknown players to stake a claim for a late call-up.
Paddy Power, who are already taking bets on who’ll make Warren Gatland’s squad, are offering odds on this handful of uncapped English hopefuls.
Here are five players they think are in with a shot of selection in 2021.
1. Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons) – 10/1
The top-scorer in the Championship this season, the prolific winger, is a similar sort of player to Jonny May and is developing into one of England’s most exciting young talents. It’s simple: give him the ball, point him in the direction of the try-line, sit back and applaud.
If he can continue his meteoric rise in the Gallagher Premiership next season, an England call-up and potential Lions tour isn’t beyond the realms of possibility.