LONDON-England girls’s captain Sarah Hunter has stated she is prepared to take a pay lower to make sure workers on the nation’s governing physique don’t lose their jobs because of the coronavirus disaster.

England’s Rugby Soccer Union (RFU) faces losses of as much as 50 million kilos over the subsequent year-and-a-half with international sport coming to a digital standstill because of the pandemic. The RFU’s Govt Group have agreed to take a pay lower in extra of 25% and England males’s coach Eddie Jones has additionally accepted a wage discount to assist ease the monetary burden. “That little sacrifice and selflessness can go a long way,” Hunter, 28, advised BBC Sport. “I’d be willing to do that to make sure there’s still an RFU and people aren’t having to lose their jobs.”

The RFU handed 28 girls gamers central contracts in January final yr — the primary union to take action in 15-a-side — making the ladies’s staff a fully-professional staff. “I can only speak on behalf of myself,” Hunter added. “However I feel you’ve seen the big generosity of the nation and the group. Everyone seems to be coming collectively.

“It’s trying to support people in the best way we can. If that means we have to take a pay cut to help protect all our jobs I know I for one would be willing to do that.” England topped the ladies’s Six Nations standings earlier than the event joined the rising listing of world occasions suspended or postponed because of the pandemic.