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Rugby Australia signs new pay deal with players

Bonuses for Wallabies’ series wins have been reinstated as part of a new rugby Collective bargaining agreement that also includes a raft of significant changes for female players.

As the AFL braces for a series of class actions launched by former players impacted by concussion, the new rugby CBA also includes an increased investment in a player’s career-ending insurance policy, an industry leading safety net.

With payments for players set to return to pre-Covid levels, important steps in the professionalisation of the women’s game have also been made with the new pay deal that will run until 2026.

A $2m investment and a new centralised contracting structure for up to 35 Wallaroos players will boast three tiers, with the potential to earn up to $52,000 for national and Super W appearances.

Female players like the Wallaroos’ Georgina Friedrichs will benefit from changes to the…

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