Rugby World Cup 2011
Boks set for RWC jackpot
Peter de Villiers
Johannesburg - The 47 players and staff on the Springbok Rugby World Cup 2011 team stand to win up to R54m in bonuses if they can successfully defend the Webb Ellis trophy in New Zealand.Click to BUY your very own Springbok RWC jersey
According to The Times, the players could earn R1.5m each, while the 17 travelling staff members – from coach Peter de Villiers to the kit man, would each win R500 000 for claiming the trophy.
Staff will reportedly be awarded R20 000 for each win in the group stages, R100 000 for getting past the quarterfinals, and R150 000 for the semis and final.
The South African Rugby Union has not revealed the details of the players’ bonus amounts.
South Africa open their World Cup campaign against Wales in Group D on 11th September.
Captain John Smit added: “The one big difference is that there is a far greater expectation of this group.”
“This country needs us to do well and we must really use that responsibility to the best of our ability and let it motivate us.”* Can the Springboks win the World Cup? Click HERE for the latest tournament odds on BET.CO.ZA