England’s squad would receive almost £ 7 million in match fees and bonuses – more than £ 200, 000 a man – if they win the World Cup,The Timescan reveal.
Eddie Jones’s players, who were due to arrive in Tokyo today, are likely to be the best-paid players at the tournament. They launch their campaign against Tonga in Sapporo on September 22.
The incentive-based pay deal includes a bonus pot from the RFU of £ 5. 121 million, 50 per cent of which rests on England being crowned champions in Yokohama on November 2.
In a change to England’s usual pay structure, the 31 – man World Cup squad will all receive a match fee of £ 13, 656 for each of the four pool games, whether or not they are selected…
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