24 May 2013

Provincial rugby pay down

6:07 am on 24 May 2013

Salaries for provincial rugby players have dropped by more than $1 million in the past year.

The New Zealand Rugby Union says payments to players across the 14 provincial unions dropped to $12.8 million last year, down $1.1 million from 2011.

The figure was also $3.5 million lower than the maximum permitted under NZRU rules.