Two more Six Nations bosses take pay-cuts
Scotland Rugby head coach Gregor Townsend has agreed a 25 percent salary deferral and Wales boss Wayne Pivac will cut his wages by the same figure in response to the financial woes caused by the coronavirus.
Townsend’s deferral, covering April 1 to September 1, will also apply to Edinburgh boss Richard Cockerill and Glasgow counterpart Dave Rennie, as well as Scottish Rugby Union performance director Jim Mallinder.
UK coronavirus sporting impact today
> Spurs 20% pay cuts/furloughing non-playing staff.
> Scotland managers (Steve Clarke/football 10% pay cut; Gregor Townsend/rugby 25% deferred).
> Wales rugby coach Wayne Pivac 25% pay cut
> Cricket £61m financial support from ECB
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) March 31, 2020
It follows similar moves by national unions in England and Australia, although the Twickenham hierarchy of England’s Rugby Football Union, including coach Eddie Jones, will be taking a pay cut of more than 25 percent for up to three months, as opposed to a deferral.
The coronavirus is having an impact on rugby union across the world, with USA Rugby filing for bankruptcy protection after its financial problems were exacerbated by the outbreak.