England stars forced to accept huge pay-cut when international rugby returns

England stars have agreed to pay cuts of almost £6,000 per match when international rugby returns in the Autumn.

Their prior agreement, which was worth £23,000 per match, recently expired and the RFU expressed that they could not afford the same terms.

A senior player group, led by Owen Farrell, were involved in negotiations throughout.

The revised payment per match will now be around £17,250, which still makes Eddie Jones squad the best paid international side.

The RFU are braced to lose £107m in revenue over the next year and the community game has already faced widespread redundancies.

HIGHEST PAID INTERNATIONAL TEAMS:

5=. Scotland – £10,000 per match

5=. Ireland – £10,000

4. Wales – £12,000

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