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    Wallabies in line to receive bonus for making Rugby World Cup final

    Today at 8:39 AM Rugby World Cup
    by Beth Newman


    Wallabies players could each take home an extra $125,000 in payments this year if they can break a 20-year drought and win the Rugby World Cup in Tokyo.

    The team will reportedly pocket $25,000 each should they win a semi-final and qualify for the World Cup final and stand to gain $100,000 each if they manage to win the Webb Ellis Cup for the first time since 1999.

    Under the current collective bargaining agreement, Wallabies players receive a $10,000 match payment if they are nationally contracted while non-Rugby AU contracted players take $12,000 a match.

    This new arrangement, struck by Rugby AU and the Rugby Union Players' Association, is a shift away from the all-or-nothing structure of 2015, where players were poised to earn $100,000 if they won but received nothing extra for simply making the title match.

    The move expands the total prize pool for players to $5.5 million for the tournament, up from 2015's $4.7 million.

    “We believe it's a fair outcome," Rugby AU CEO Raelene Castle said to the Sydney Morning Herald.

    “In 2015 the team played extremely well in making it through to the final. Whilst none of the players will be satisfied with anything less than bringing the trophy home, we feel that an achievement like reaching the final deserves recognition for the players.

    “That’s why we’ve agreed on a structure that includes recognition for a semi-final win at the 2019 World Cup in Japan.”

    This agreed structure is in line with a number of other major Test countries, including new Zealand.

    The All Blacks took $150,000 in bonuses for winning the 2015 Rugby World Cup - $35,000 for making the final and then $115,000 each after beating Australia 34-17 in that final.

    England led the way with financial incentives in the 2015 tournament with $A26,000 pound match payments and had they won the tournament, any player who featured in all seven matches would have received more than $A354,000 for their part.

    The Wallabies open their Test season in Johannesburg on Sunday (AEST) and play their first World Cup match against Fiji on September 21.

    https://www.rugby.com.au/news/2019/0...player-bonuses

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    How much do they pay back if the don't get out of the pool or lose the quarter??

    BTW - where the hell is all this money coming from, I though they were broke....sorry my mistake Folau is still in court with them isn't he, they're not broke just yet

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    The days of playing for the simple honour of wearing the jersey are long gone aren’t they :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    The days of playing for the simple honour of wearing the jersey are long gone aren’t they :-(
    Pretty sure they went out the door about 20 odd years ago

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    That's lucky then...they probably wouldn't have even bothered trying otherwise.

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    Reckon they're there under false pretences - should be charged with fraud.

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    Very unlikely they'll be receiving any of these payments anyway.

    Would be better if their payments were more incentive based really. Maybe get paid a base of $5000 per game, plus up to $15000 for winning based on the ranking of their opponent.
    Might help make the Izzy's and Foley's of the team actually try and work on their many deficiencies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiraag View Post
    Might help make the Izzy's and Foley's of the team actually give up on their international "career" and go to Japan where they belong...
    Fixed

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    Their payments should always be performance based...

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    Their selection should be performance based

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    Big article from fox sports today suggests this team was.

    Not convinced, because although there were only 3 tags, there were a bunch of reds.

    It might be worth a watch on the chance that they'll be beaten by south Africa b

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    Three full backs, two of them slow. No wings. Centres are correct thank god. Tui (sic) is a slow cumbersome blindside flanker, but has got bulk for the saffers big men. Half the side seems to be selected because of a Speight of injuries. What is going on at training?

    White for Genia and Naisarani at 8 are positives.

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