England Women’s Rugby, get slapped down again. First they had their match fees halved – now they fly economy to NZ. England’s men go Business Class!!!

Flying England’s women in economy class to the World Cup in New Zealand has been described as a “challenging decision” by the Rugby Football Union.

The Red Roses are favourites to win the title and begin their journey, which will take almost 30 hours, on Friday.

England’s men travelled business class to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

The RFU said that because the women’s side is loss making, “we have to make challenging decisions around what we can invest in”.

England arrive in New Zealand on Sunday lunchtime, with light training currently planned two days later before full training on Thursday.

The Red Roses are the number one side in the world, set a record of 25 consecutive Test wins earlier in September and play their opening World Cup match against Fiji on 8 October.

England Women’s Rugby, favorites for the World Cup, get slapped down again. First they had their match fees halved – now they have to fly economy to NZ. England’s men travelled business class to the 2019 World Cup in Japan

Flying England’s women in economy class to the World Cup in New Zealand has been described as a “challenging decision” by the Rugby Football Union.

The Red Roses are favourites to win the title and begin their journey, which will take almost 30 hours, on Friday.

England’s men travelled business class to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

The RFU said that because the women’s side is loss making, “we have to make challenging decisions around what we can invest in”.

England arrive in New Zealand on Sunday lunchtime, with light training currently planned two days later before full training on Thursday.

The Red Roses are the number one side in the world, set a record of 25 consecutive Test wins earlier in September and play their opening World Cup match against Fiji on 8 October.

England Women’s Rugby, accustomed to exploitation by Guinness alcohol, have had their match fees halved to £400 just before the world cup…

Women’s match fees slashed in half before Rugby World Cup

Exclusive: Rugby Players Association vows to ‘rectify’ contract issue after Red Roses paid just £400 for each warm-up match

The Rugby Players Association has promised to “rectify” pay conditions stipulated in England’s women’s contracts after it emerged players’ match fees have been slashed by half, weeks out from the World Cup.

The Red Roses, who are the favourites to win next month’s tournament in New Zealand, set a new record with their 52-14 victory against the USA last week, becoming the first top-tier international side from the men’s or women’s game to win 24 Test matches in a row.

But Telegraph Sport can reveal players who were part of the history-making squad for the encounter at Sandy Park were paid only half of their usual match fee for the World Cup warm-up fixture, despite it being a fully-capped Test match.

Players in the 23-strong squad all received a blanket payment of £400 – the amount which is usually paid out to non-playing reserves – compared to the standard match appearance fee of £800.

The cost-cutting measure will save the RFU £18,400 over the two fixtures – a sum that falls well short of what an individual England men’s player pockets for playing one Test. Eddie Jones’ men are thought to earn £25,000 a game – a staggering 3125 per cent higher than female counterparts are normally paid to represent their country. 

‘In future, we will be looking to rectify this’

Telegraph Sport understands the players were unaware that the pay bands were stipulated in their contract as part of an agreement for World Cup warm-up games, but hoped that the RFU would reinstate the full fee.

“We did have more than one discussion on this and ultimately, the RFU made the decision that they wanted to stick to the contract,” said Christian Day, head of player affairs at the RPA.

“At that point, we have a responsibility in terms of representing the players in that we didn’t want to be disruptive so close to the World Cup. At that point, the decision was made that this isn’t something we should pursue.

“Does that mean that we agree with it? From a personal stance, no I don’t. In the future, we will be looking to rectify this. We obviously need clearer wording in the contract that the capped Test matches will be paid at the same rate as any other and that’s something that we will look to introduce in the next contract.”

Those who are selected for the Red Roses’ second World Cup warm-up game against Wales on September 14 at Ashton Gate have also been told to expect a reduced match fee of £400.

Source: Fiona Tomas, telegraph.co.uk

Guinness alcohol use Sarah Hunter and @Womens6Nations to recruit young immature people.

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Guinness alcohol proud to be first ever Official Sponsor of the Women’s Six Nations Championship.

We’re proud to be the first ever Official Sponsor of the Women’s Six Nations Championship and in 2021 kicked off the Never Settle programme with a successful campaign to increase visibility around the Women’s game.


We collaborated with Twitter to get 84 players from all the participating teams verified – just like the men would be – consequently raising their profile.
Having found that female players accounted for just 3% of the 14,916 rugby-related Wikipedia biographies, we partnered with Wikipedia to write the history of 124 players, writing 50,000 words. We then alerted the media, so they knew where to find factually correct sources, driving coverage and visibility of the women’s game.
We worked with current and ex-players as ambassadors and conducted media interviews to raise awareness of these collaborations and build excitement for the 2021 Championship.
We hosted a series of Facebook and Instagram Lives on Guinness’s channels, home to 6.5 million followers, using high profile personalities to bring new allies to the sport.
CELEBRATING DIVERSITY IN RUGBY
There are so many fantastic inclusive groups and teams in rugby across the UK. Find out more about some their stories and share yours with us by sending a direct message with Guinness GB on Instagram or Facebook:
King’s Cross Steelers
The Kings Cross Steelers are the world’s first gay rugby club. The London based team, founded in 1995, sparked the beginning of a much larger gay-inclusive movement, which to date includes 60 clubs around the world..
Photo Credit: @laraoliviamiller


Emerald Warriors
Members of the International Gay Rugby Association and Board, the Emerald Warriors RFC was formed in August 2003 to provide an open, inclusive and safe environment to watch, play and enjoy rugby. The club offers the opportunity to play competitive rugby in teams in both Ireland and the international stage.
OUR PARTNER INITIATIVES
Find out more about the work our partners in GB are doing

England Rugby

Scottish Rugby

Welsh Rugby
TACKLING DISCRIMINATION
We are also working with our partners to support in tackling discrimination when it does happen, by…
Working with Twitter as a collective community to ensure that hateful conduct and abusive behaviour put out on the platform around rugby are tackled swiftly with a zero-tolerance approach
Supporting the RFU’s launch of a dedicated matchday hotline in stadiums, for fans to report discrimination safely if it does happen
Working with Scottish Rugby and WRU to promote and support their matchday initiatives for fans to report discrimination safely if it does happen
Ensuring our social community management team, responsible for our owned social channels, are given the tools to deal with discrimination if we see it happen
If you see or hear anything that doesn’t sit right at a stadium please report it to the union by:
England rugby – text HELP to 60886
Scottish Rugby – report it to your closest steward
Welsh Rugby – report it to your closest steward

Guinness proud to be first ever Official Sponsor of the Women’s Six Nations Championship. Guinness collaborated with Twitter to get 84 players from all the participating teams verified – just like the men would be – consequently raising their profile.

We’re proud to be the first ever Official Sponsor of the Women’s Six Nations Championship and in 2021 kicked off the Never Settle programme with a successful campaign to increase visibility around the Women’s game.


We collaborated with Twitter to get 84 players from all the participating teams verified – just like the men would be – consequently raising their profile.
Having found that female players accounted for just 3% of the 14,916 rugby-related Wikipedia biographies, we partnered with Wikipedia to write the history of 124 players, writing 50,000 words. We then alerted the media, so they knew where to find factually correct sources, driving coverage and visibility of the women’s game.
We worked with current and ex-players as ambassadors and conducted media interviews to raise awareness of these collaborations and build excitement for the 2021 Championship.
We hosted a series of Facebook and Instagram Lives on Guinness’s channels, home to 6.5 million followers, using high profile personalities to bring new allies to the sport.
CELEBRATING DIVERSITY IN RUGBY
There are so many fantastic inclusive groups and teams in rugby across the UK. Find out more about some their stories and share yours with us by sending a direct message with Guinness GB on Instagram or Facebook:
King’s Cross Steelers
The Kings Cross Steelers are the world’s first gay rugby club. The London based team, founded in 1995, sparked the beginning of a much larger gay-inclusive movement, which to date includes 60 clubs around the world..
Photo Credit: @laraoliviamiller


Emerald Warriors
Members of the International Gay Rugby Association and Board, the Emerald Warriors RFC was formed in August 2003 to provide an open, inclusive and safe environment to watch, play and enjoy rugby. The club offers the opportunity to play competitive rugby in teams in both Ireland and the international stage.
OUR PARTNER INITIATIVES
Find out more about the work our partners in GB are doing

England Rugby

Scottish Rugby

Welsh Rugby
TACKLING DISCRIMINATION
We are also working with our partners to support in tackling discrimination when it does happen, by…
Working with Twitter as a collective community to ensure that hateful conduct and abusive behaviour put out on the platform around rugby are tackled swiftly with a zero-tolerance approach
Supporting the RFU’s launch of a dedicated matchday hotline in stadiums, for fans to report discrimination safely if it does happen
Working with Scottish Rugby and WRU to promote and support their matchday initiatives for fans to report discrimination safely if it does happen
Ensuring our social community management team, responsible for our owned social channels, are given the tools to deal with discrimination if we see it happen
If you see or hear anything that doesn’t sit right at a stadium please report it to the union by:
England rugby – text HELP to 60886
Scottish Rugby – report it to your closest steward
Welsh Rugby – report it to your closest steward