RWC success to bag Boks millions

Winning the William Webb Ellis trophy will see the 30 World Cup Springboks pocket R1 million apiece.

The Star reported SARU would award this bonus if South Africa are successful at the tournament in France. Neither the International Rugby Board nor the French union will be supplementing success with a monetary reward, and so Saru have established this incentive for every member of the squad whether they possess national contracts or not.

The funds generated by the IRB in France will help member unions cover the costs of having a team at the World Cup. However, these expenses will only be paid after the competition.

Every member of the Bok squad will be paid a match fee regardless of their appearance in the match 22. The match 22, however, will be receiving cash increases according to the team’s success.

The contracted Boks receive a monthly salary of between R25 000 and R60 000. Those without national contracts will be handed a daily World Cup alllowance of up to R2000 per day.