England players will share a jackpot of close to £7 million, around £225,000 per player, if they win the World Cup in Japan, according to reports.
Reaching the semi-finals was worth £768,150, or £24,779 per player.
Reaching the third World Cup final, the RFU agreed with the Rugby Players’ Association, who negotiate on behalf of the team, to pay the squad £1,280,250, or £41,298 a man.
Victory will be worth an additional £2,560,500 to the squad, taking the overall tally for bonus and match fee payments to £6,814,344.
It is understood that England’s 31-man squad will receive match fees, whether or not they feature in the match-day squad, of £13,000 per player in each of the four pool matches.
That is a significant drop from the fee of £23,000 players receive for the Six Nations matches.
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