Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Rugby | International Rugby

England players agree new pay deal with RFU bosses



England's rugby players have reached agreement on a new four-year deal with the country's governing bodies, ensuring there will be no repeat of the pay dispute that disrupted the buildup to the 2011 World Cup.

The revised agreement, which runs through June 2016, contains increased payments for squad selection, match fees, bonuses and commercial arrangements, as well as special provisions for the 2015 World Cup in England.

Members of the England squad disputed their pay levels ahead of the 2011 tournament, establishing a divide between players and the Rugby Football Union.

RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie says, "to get this level of certainty up to and including the World Cup is a good thing ... we have done the finances and now we can purely concentrate on the rugby."

Shop

The Poisoned Chalice
The Springboks have had several post-isolation coaches, and if they agree on nothing else, they will concur that everyone in the job suffers enormous pressure
R157.00
Coach - Marco Botha
At 34, Heyneke Meyer was fired as head coach of a Super Rugby team for the second time
R114.00
South Africa XV Ball
South Africa XV Ball Now: R119 Was: R200 Format:Sport EquipmentProduct type:SportDelivery:Dispatched within 24 hours (1 working day) This fan ball...
R119.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Brenden Nel
Is rugby in danger of losing its soul?
The advent of rugby as a professional sport has not been without its negativity, and despite the...

Gavin Rich
Bok resting plan key to hopes
How long ago does the Springbok clash with Wales, the one that they lost to end the 2014 on a note...

Kyle Brown
Fans, fun and Sevens success
The week leading up to the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens was a special one. The fans were passionate,...

Brendan Venter
Boks must think outside the box
Springbok supporters have every right to feel disenchanted after an underwhelming end-of-year tour.