Rugby World Cup prize money is normally paid out in stages by World Rugby, who does not reveal the exact amounts to the public.
There are rumors that the prize money for the event in France has risen to a total of £40 million from an estimated £20 million in Japan.
It’s also unclear what kind of bonuses players in the winning side can anticipate due to variances in how the unions would divide up the entire prize money.
Players are expected to get a separate incentive payout from their national union in addition to a percentage of the World Rugby prize money.
WHAT COULD THE WINNERS BAG?
According to reports, the winning country of the Rugby World Cup in 2023 may end up with more than R109 million, or £4.8 million.
Furthermore, it has been announced that the runners-up will receive an additional £2.5 million, which is slightly over R57 million.
These values are based on data that has been released by multiple reliable sources. Nevertheless, World Rugby has not validated any of these numbers.
In the Rugby World Cup semi-finals on Saturday, October 21 at the Stade de France, England has announced the side that will play South Africa. Picture courtesy of BackpagePix
The charges that England’s Tom Curry made against Bongi Mbonambi have infuriated a lot of South African supporters, and they are not pleased with the way the leadership handled the situation.
The captain of the Springboks, Siya Kolisi, reached out to the Englishman in a diplomatic manner.
DIPLOMACY OF SPRINGBOKS ANGERS FANS
But some fans believe that this was the incorrect course of action because it gives credence to things that they find absurd.
Kolisi declared before to the Rugby World Cup final that he disliked verbal abuse, or to use the cricket analogy, “sledging.”
Additionally, he thought that Curry’s secondary abuse on social media was intolerable, saying, “I have spoken to him, I sent him a message.” I have respect for him,” Kolisi remarked.
He told me just that: “We can take it as athletes; it’s fine when it comes to us directly, but it’s completely different when it comes to your family.
It’s the only aspect of the game that we find really boring.
“I sincerely hope that it ends and that he was able to get as ready as he could for tomorrow’s game.”
“I have let him know we are supporting him, we are thinking of him.”
HIGH ROAD OR EASY PATH?
Not everyone on X (formerly Twitter) was pleased that Kolisi chose the moral high ground.
“Is there any way Owen could achieve anything akin to what Bongi did? Whose family has likewise suffered abuse and attacks! In response to a rugby influencer’s statement, one user wrote, “Never!”
Other individuals expressed the opinion that England uses the pretext of online harassment to divert attention away from their own wrongdoings.
Another said, “Curry could not take it as a player.”
The England spin doctor keeps making mistakes.
“The tired justification of family threats is getting quite old. He is a young man in his 20s.
While some believed that the leadership made the right decision, others cautioned that the Springboks must not back down from the All Blacks.
“There you have leadership!” Yet we do not wish to witness this Mandela.