Eddie Jones to be asked to take pay cut with RFU set for £50m losses

  • Coronavirus having massive financial impact on RFU
  • Cuts may affect Jones’s contract extension talks

Eddie Jones will be asked to take a pay cut after the Rugby Football Union revealed it is set to lose up to £50m owing to the disruption caused by coronavirus. The RFU chief executive, Bill Sweeney, has already agreed to a wage reduction of more than 25% with Twickenham expecting massive losses over the next 18 months.

Jones earns around £750,000 a year, making him the second highest paid coach in the international game, but the RFU will discuss reductions with him and the rest of England’s coaching staff as cost-cutting measures.

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