The biggest jackpot in world rugby will be available when the 2020 Six Nations comes to its conclusion today,
Six Nations prize money for the 15-match tournament has reached a record £16m for this years tourament.
Wales won £5m when they completed the Grand Slam last term, but they’ll be some way off that when the 2020 tournament concludes.
So how much Six Nations prize money will each of the competing teams win this weekend?
Grand Slam: £6m
If no team manages to go throughout the tournament undefeated, the winner’s fund is decreased by £1m and every other team earns an extra £200,000.
England players are set to split a stunning £700,000 worth of bonuses from the Six Nations prize money if they can win the tournament tomorrow.
It is understood that a title success is worth up to £30,000 per player depending on campaign game-time. The RFU had already set aside the funding for this eventuality.
For the next year, England players will see their international match fees drop by a quarter to approximately £18,000.
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And after 30,000 votes, here is the team fans selected. There are one or two surprise inclusions.
Fullback: JASON ROBINSON (England) – 10,758 votes
Winger: SHANE WILLIAMS (Wales) – 12,374
Centre: Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland) – 21,392
Centre: Will Greenwood (England) – 10,697
Greenwood followed his father Dick into an England shirt. While his father was a prickly back row player, the younger Greenwood was one of the finest centres to grace the England midfield.