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Report: Black Ferns set to cash in

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The New Zealand Herald‘s Gregor Paul has reported that tomorrow will see the announcement of a new agreement leading to a bigger pay packet for New Zealand’s national women’s side.

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The amount the Black Ferns can earn is set to see a significant increase, jumping from $8,000-$10,000 a year to between $15,000 and $30,000.

Throw in the possibility of an extended playing schedule and New Zealand’s top players could be earning up to $45,000 a year, Paul reports.

Those who were part of New Zealand’s triumph at the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland could also be in line for a retrospective bonus of $10,000.

Though the agreement is without doubt a positive step forward, there is still plenty of room for improvement.

By comparison, the All Blacks‘ 2015 World Cup campaign brought in $160,000 for each All Black, while the Black Ferns took home $8,000 after their 2017 World Cup victory.

Recently, Black Ferns star Portia Woodman was named one of Rugby Almanack‘s five players of the year for 2017.

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The 2017 edition also features Black Ferns captain Fiao’o Fa’amausili on the cover – the first time a woman has graced the cover in the Almanack‘s 81-years.

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