Jones 'immediately agreed' to pay-cut

Twickenham Stadium

England head instructor Eddie Jones is not component of the RFU's Executive Team and also consequently is not taking a pay-cut, nonetheless, the RFU remains in conversations over prospective actions that would certainly consist of training personnel.

LONDON -The Rugby Football Union (RFU) will provide a 7 million-pound ($8.3 million) relief package to community clubs in England during the coronavirus pandemic, the body's chief executive officer Bill Sweeney said on Wednesday.

"Based on our planning assumption we estimate revenue losses over the next 18 months to be approximately £45-£50 million and have a firm plan in place to mitigate this".

The executive board of the RFU have already taken a reduction in salary and talks are believed to be underway for Eddie Jones and the management team to follow suit.

"We have modelled three potential scenarios and are working on an assumption based on a medium-term impact with a view to a return to rugby in the autumn", Sweeney said. We will continue to monitor against this assumption and review and revise planning where necessary.


The Premiership still holds hopes of completing the championship some time this year, possibly taking the rugby season into summer to achieve that if the health crisis eases to allow sport to resume.

The body's chief executive Bill Sweeney has announced that the closure of Twickenham Stadium, which hosts England's global Test matches and the final of the Premiership top-tier club competition, will have "a significant impact" on income. "In that sense we are like every other club in the union". Premiership clubs are attempting to impose a 25% wage cut on players and staff, but this has been met with frustration from the players. In addition, combined Board fees will be reduced by 75%.

Last week Canterbury Rugby Club said they faced bankruptcy after being forced to cancel several end of season events which were vital to their budget.

"Significant progress has been made on the process for considering the implications of ending the season early", added Sweeney.

"We will certainly make sure a reasonable and also well balanced end result for the video game and also are now dedicated to upgrade on this by the center of April".

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