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England players to receive pay rise from the Rugby Football Union

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England internationals are set to receive a pay rise as part of new deal with the Rugby Football Union.

The players are to receive more than £20,000 a match, not including bonuses, a the players have benefitted from record profits made by the RFU over the course of the last year.

It’s profit rose by more than £100 million in the last year, mainly as a result of England hosting the Rugby World Cup.


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According to the Daily Telegraph, the deal will be worth over £20 million and is a 30% increase on the last terms, taking their combined total this season to more than £5.5m.

This is an overall increase of £1.2m from last year's deal.

The newspaper also reports that the new agreement is to be formally announced before England’s game against South Africa at Twickenham on November 12.

England were eliminated at the group stage of the World Cup in 2015, but have significantly improved under new coach Eddie Jones, and won the Six Nations this year for the first time in 13 years before an impressive 3-0 series win in Australia.

RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie said: ”It has been a highly professional set of negotiations on both sides.

"We did a deal four years ago and the structure of that worked well. It's been very constructive.

"It's important that we cover over 2019 - so it will be another four-year deal. We are dotting the i's and crossing the t's between lawyers. We are very comfortable with it."

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