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Welsh rugby players take 25% pay cut

09 Apr 2020, 04:13 GMT+10

Players at Wales' four regions earning more than Pound 25,000 will take a 25% pay cut until 1 July due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) announced on Wednesday.

"For our professional players in particular this has been a really tough decision, they are at the very sharp end of our business, but they are also our biggest cost," PRB's chairperson Amanda Blanc said in a statement.

Under a system introduced last year, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) pays 80 percent of the salaries of the 38 top-ranked players, with the players' regions contributing the remaining 20 percent.

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac and WRU chairman had already announced a reduction in their wages by the same amount as the players.

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