Auckland: Kangaroos gamers have positioned extra worth within the Take a look at in opposition to Tonga than the $17,000 pay minimize they’ve taken to make sure Saturday’s historic match proceeds. Considered one of Australia’s stars even declared he would have fortunately performed without cost.
After pocketing the usual $20,000 for final Saturday’s match in opposition to New Zealand final Saturday, all 19 gamers carrying the inexperienced and gold will take house simply $3000 after this weekend’s official sellout at Mt Good Stadium.
The Tongans, who got a rockstar reception in entrance of 1500 followers on the Auckland venue on Wednesday, can even gather $3000 every, a 1000 per cent mark-up on the $30 day by day allowance they acquired through the World Cup.
Fullback James Tedesco stated he was ready to play for nothing given what it meant to drag on the Kangaroos jersey and have in a Take a look at.
“All of us are simply comfortable to play for Australia,” Tedesco advised Fairfax Media on Wednesday. “It does not matter if I receives a commission or not. To get that first cap underneath my belt for Australia, I would play without cost. It is good to get this sport on and Tonga are so passionate, will probably be a very good take a look at for them and a very good take a look at for us.