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Twickenham defeat will cost £2m
ESPN Staff
March 2, 2014
The bonus fund will add even more spice to the anticipated rematch © PA Photos

England and Wales will be playing for much more than the chance to stay in Six Nations contention at Twickenham on Sunday 9, with a difference in bonus money of more than £2 million separating victory and defeat, according to the Rugby Paper.

The match could be worth up to £4 million if the winner goes on to claim the Six Nations title the following week, more than twice as much as the money given to the team finishing fourth. It is part of a £14 million prize fund to be divided between the Six Nations teams, with the four contenders competing for greater rewards this year.

This is because none of them qualify for a Grand Slam bonus, which would have seen the winners gain an extra £1 million at the expense of the other five teams. When Wales achieved the Grand Slam in 2012 it was worth almost £90,000 per player, while England would have earned more than £100,000 each had their bid not been derailed in Cardiff last year.

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