England Six Nations pay revealed: Players to share £600,000 bonus payment for winning grand slam

 
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England's players are paid over £7,000 per match (Source: Getty)

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) could face a pay-out of over £2m to England players if they win a grand slam for the first time in over a decade.

According to figures revealed by The Times, England's elite player squad contracts guarantee a player a match fee of £7,322 and a weekly training fee of £1,061.

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Furthermore, should Eddie Jones' men put to bed the ghost of a disastrous World Cup campaign with a grand slam victory - their first since 2003 - they will reportedly split a bonus pot of £600,000, while a Six Nations title without a grand slam will be worth £368,255.

The match fee marks a more than 50 per cent decrease on the £15,000 awarded to each England player during their ill-fated World Cup campaign last year.

The current four-year elite player squad contract makes England the best-paid international rugby union players in the world.

Players from New Zealand, the world's number one ranked team, were paid just over £3,000 per match during their triumphant World Cup campaign last year.

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