Rugby

Riches await in RWC glory

2015-06-10 18:41
2015 RWC (File)

Cape Town - England players have been dangled a large financial carrot ahead of the Rugby World Cup later this year.

The home side's players have been offered a performance bonus of just over £100 000 (R1.9m) each if they win the title, according to the Daily Mail website.

The financial incentive is believed to be more than six times greater than the £16 000 (R300 000) reward that was on offer for winning this year's Six Nations tournament - which they missed out on in dramatic fashion as Ireland triumphed.

On top of any performance-related rewards, players are also guaranteed a £15 000 (R285 000) lump sum - including match fees, training fees and image rights - every time they are named in the matchday 23.

England, who last lifted the Webb Ellis Cup in 2003, open the tournament against Fiji at Twickenham on September 18,

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