Rugby Union to freeze players wages

The New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced that it will freeze players wages.

The move will mean that players will take a 50% pay cut.

This will save $25 million, or 50 percent of player payments for 2020.

NZR and the New Zealand Rugby Player’s Association (NZRPA) has agreed to the change for all players that play Super Rugby level, including All Blacks.

The freeze covers the base salary of players, assembly payments and other incentives.

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The maximum retainer for a top Super Rugby player is $195,000, the minimum is $75,000.

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