Wallabies squad members will return to full pay for the Rugby Championship, but have put some aside for the remainder of Australia’s professionals who will remain on 70 per cent of their normal wage for the rest of the year.
Rugby Australia confirmed the next phase of payment on Saturday ahead of two Bledisloe Cup Tests in New Zealand next month and six more on home soil from November.
When COVID-19 forced the shutdown of Super Rugby in March, players agreed to a drastic 60 per cent wage reduction.
A new deal from July-September saw that raised to 70 per cent, with the full reinstatement of Wallabies’ wages a reflection of their hectic eight-Test schedule between now and Christmas.
They won’t keep it all though,