Here’s How Much The Irish Team Will Get If They Win The Grand Slam

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

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Jason Hennessy

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The England rugby team will share a whopping jackpot of more than £3.5 million if they win a second successive Grand Slam during this year’s RBS Six Nations Championship.

The Jackpot includes £1 million as a ­special squad bonus for emerging victorious, with the rest made up of match and training fees and image rights. The deal was reportedly concluded this week following third-party negotiations with the Aviva Premiership clubs.

The squad bonus alone is up a staggering 66% from the £600,000 received last year.

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Ireland however will not receive match fees or match-win bonuses but have a bonus structure based on their final position in the Six Nations table.

Should Ireland win the Grand Slam, it is believed that each player would receive £63,000 as a one-off payment for the entire tournament, around £90,000 less than their English counterparts.

If England were to win the Six Nations but without completing the Grand Slam, the players would share a bonus pot of around £610,000, up from £368,000 last season. Excluding bonuses, the deal means the combined total of match fees, image rights and training fees rises from £17,000 to £22,000 per game.

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Any Grand Slam bonus will be shared on a pro-rata basis but any member of the 23-player match-day squad for each of England’s five games will receive a bonus of more than £43,000 if they repeat last season’s triumph – up from £26,000 last season.

That would take the total earnings for each player who plays in every game to £153,000, up from £110,000 last year, a total payout of £3,530,000.

[Independent.ie]