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England and Saracens lock Kruis backs 25% pay cut

2020-03-27 13:16
George Kruis
George Kruis (AP)

England and Saracens second-rower George Kruis believes that taking a 25 percent pay cut is “reasonable” as the Premiership clubs look to keep financially afloat during the coronavirus crisis.

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According to the Planet Rugby website, the majority of Premiership players are taking a reduction to help sides offset during this difficult time, a move opposed by some but embraced by Kruis.

“I can only speak for myself but we’re in an entertainment industry which is being hammered at the moment,” he told Press Association.

“If we’re on a good wage and we’re complaining about 25 percent, then I don’t think we’re realistic about the situation.

“A lot of people have taken a big hit, losing their jobs, and it’s affected the economy.

“Some people are doing an unbelievably good job around the nation during this crisis. I’m very humbled by the situation. I think 25 percent is reasonable.”

Kruis is out of contract with Saracens in July but will reveal his club future next week with Japanese domestic rugby his likely destination.

Along with all players, the second-row is in self-isolation with the Premiership on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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