sssp://img.5ch.net/ico/asopasomaso.gif If Eddie Jones’s warning that they will be “physically smashed” against England on Saturday was not jarring enough for Japan’s players, their coach has revealed his squad are being paid only ￡13.64 a day (2,000 yen) to represent their country.
That amount does not even cover a steak (￡19.45) or burger with chips (￡13.75) at their trendy south-west London hotel and is a lot less than England’s 23-man squad who are on ￡25,000 a match per man.
However, Jamie Joseph said his team are more concerned about making their mark at Twickenham than any financial reward. “Our guys here who are amateur, they are employees of companies, they get 2,000 yen a day. While our professional players, the foreigners we have in our team, don’t get paid for playing for Japan.