Local players could lose just under half of their salaries to help stabilise SA Rugby and the local unions’ finances during the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Rapport newspaper, journalist Brenden Nel reports that players will lose up to 40% of their salaries.
‘We still need to quantify the impact [of no rugby being played] and it will be based on the worst-case scenario for SA Rugby,’ MyPlayers CEO Eugene Henning told the players this week.
‘The next step is to decide how much to cut salaries. It will then be submitted to players’ representatives for approval.’
Henning said the industry intends to use tax tables to determine the reduction of salaries, so players who earn more will get a bigger cut, while those who earn the least could even avoid cuts.