England head coach Eddie Jones has agreed to take a pay cut of more than 25% as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
The RFU is facing revenue losses in the region of £45-50million over the next 18 months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
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“When I contacted Eddie regarding our executive pay reduction proposals he immediately agreed,” said RFU chief executive officer Bill Sweeney.
Jones is the highest paid coach in international rugby, earning in the region of £750,000 per year.
The 60-year-old’s current deal expires in July 2021 and as yet there has been no move to extend his contract until the next World Cup in 2023.