RFL chiefs take pay cuts following season suspension

Senior executives of the RFL have taken pay cuts to ease the financial pressures caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Rugby league has been suspended indefinitely following the government lockdown, with the last games taking place on March 15.

Although there has been no announcement from the RFL, the PA news agency understands that all senior executives and board members, led by chairman Simon Johnson, agreed to a salary reduction more than a week ago.

The RFL and Super League continue to lobby the government for financial assistance.

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There are growing concerns about the future of some clubs, who have already reduced the wages of staff and players.

League One side Newcastle have announced that they are furloughing their players and staff to assist with job retention and safeguard their future.

Players at division rivals Workington are believed to have agreed to significant pay cuts or delays in pay to help the club through this period.

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