The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced new, enhanced contracts for England’s women’s team on Thursday, 8 June 2023.
The three-season agreement through to 2026 will see 32 contracts awarded to Red Roses players – an increase from 30 – and incorporates the 2025 Rugby World Cup that will take place in England.
Six transitional contracts will also be handed out to “support aspiring Red Roses in their early professional journey and safeguard some of their week for dedicated rugby development”.
Two players currently on maternity leave will also remain contracted in addition to the 32 contracts awarded.
The RFU says the contracts also feature significant enhancements to the agreements which as well as salary, cover match fees, Rugby World Cup 2025 arrangements, commercial and community engagement initiatives as well as an agreement around revenue sharing if business targets are exceeded.
The names of contracted players will be confirmed in July.
Photo 1 Caption: The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced new, enhanced contracts for England’s women’s team on Thursday, 8 June 2023. Photo: England Rugby (Instagram)