Rugby World Cup: Flying England economic system to NZ a “difficult choice”, says RFU
Flying England’s ladies in economic system class to the World Cup in New Zealand has been described as a “difficult choice” by the Rugby Soccer Union.
The Purple Roses are favourites to win the title and start their journey, which can take nearly 30 hours, on Friday.
England’s males travelled enterprise class to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
The RFU stated that as a result of the ladies’s aspect is loss making, “we’ve to make difficult choices round what we will spend money on”.
England’s journey begins on Friday they usually arrive in New Zealand on Sunday lunchtime, with gentle coaching at present deliberate two days later earlier than full coaching on Thursday.
The Purple Roses are the primary aspect on the earth, set a report of 25 consecutive Check wins earlier in September and play their opening World Cup match towards Fiji on 8 October.
England had been the primary ladies’s XVs aspect to be supplied full-time contracts in 2019.
The RFU stated it was “happy with the progress we have made”, including that staff administration determined to spend money on “further physios, efficiency coaches, a nutritionist and a full-time psychologist… relatively than flying in enterprise”.
The choice comes after England captain Sarah Hunter defended the halving of the aspect’s match charges for World Cup warm-up video games.
In 2018, airline British Airways introduced that it will fly the England males’s and ladies’s groups to their respective World Cups. as a part of its partnership with the RFU.
Nonetheless, that was earlier than New Zealand was named because the host of the ladies’s match and the RFU stated it had chosen to make use of “an alternate provider” as a result of British Airways “doesn’t at present fly straight” to the nation.
It’s understood that Purple Roses gamers have been requested to not publish about their flight on social media, with the explanation provided that the chosen airline will not be an official companion of England Rugby.
In July, England’s males flew enterprise class to Australia with British Airways for his or her summer time tour.