England Women reach pay deal for autumn internationals - Ruck

England Women reach pay deal for autumn internationals

England’s women will receive a match fee for the first time during the autumn internationals after the Rugby Football Union and the Rugby Players’ Association finalised a deal.

Last month, the RFU said they would introduce training fees and match fees, and an agreement was reached this week.

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The figures are confidential, although the BBC understands a player involved in all matches will make between £4,000 and £5,000 in total this autumn.

England face Canada later this month.


The opener for coach Simon Middleton’s side in the three-Test series is at Allianz Park on Friday.

While the women’s XV-a-side contracts were controversially not renewed following the Rugby World Cup, it’s hoped the new payment plan will represent a milestone in the women’s game.


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