Fijileaks: Bainimarama should donate all his travelling allowance to the rugby players. After all, his appointment also as Foreign Minister is one big financial scam on his part; also it allows Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum to run around with "tikka" on his forehead to woo and bribe Indo-Fijian voters as acting Prime Minister of Fiji
* Fiji's players will earn just £400 each for match against England
* By comparison, England's players will earn £22,000 for the match
* The Twickenham showpiece is expected to generate up to £10million
* The RFU have only agreed to give Fiji £75,000 as a gesture of goodwill
* Host nations are not obliged to share any revenue with their opponents
The Twickenham showpiece is expected to generate up to £10million, but England chiefs have only agreed to give £75,000 as a gesture of goodwill to the cash-strapped Pacific Islanders.
Eddie Jones' stars will earn £22,000 each and Sportsmail understands the Fiji camp are deeply disappointed with the settlement offered to them by the world's richest union.Host nations are not obliged to share any revenue with their opponents, but Fiji feel they deserve more of a cut because England have not played in Suva since 1991.
A source told Sportsmail: 'It's fine for the big nations like South Africa because they get their pay day when England go back to play in Durban and Johannesburg.
'These guys rarely come to play in Fiji so there's very little revenue there. It's not reciprocated. The Fiji players are only getting pocket money. They're disappointed.
'A £150,000 allowance would have gone a long way because Fiji Rugby are working on a shoestring. They have a limited amount of kit because of things like excess-baggage costs.'
Due to funding shortages, the squad are believed to have used a free training pitch while in camp in Toulouse, where they stayed in Ibis hotel rooms costing less than £50 a night. RFU CEO Ian Ritchie signed off the deal with his Fijian counterpart, having recently earned a £100,000 bonus after helping generate a £407.1m turnover in 2015-16.
World Rugby pay for Fiji's economy airfare, while the tier-one host union are obliged to pay for the cost of hotels, food and coach travel during their time in England.
Furthermore, the Fijian union are fighting to keep hold of emerging players because of the talent drain sparked by the three-year residency rule.
Fijian youngsters are being poached by foreign scouts, with Ben Ryan, the Olympic Sevens-winning coach, comparing the unregulated market to the 'Wild West'.
Nathan Hughes is the latest Fijian to qualify through residency, with the Lautoka-born No 8 due to make his full England debut on Saturday against his country of birth.
The RFU recently announced record profits of £102.3m. The RFU declined to comment on Monday. Source: The Daily Mail, London
The Fijian born Nathan Hughes to play for adopted country ENGLAND!
The 25-year-old made his England debut from the bench during Saturday's 37-21 victory over South Africa.
Having been at Premiership side Wasps since 2013, he qualified for England via the three-year residency rule.
"I have no qualms. I can say England is my home now and I feel English because I've played for my country," he said.
"It is the thing that provides my food, my shelter. Why not play for your country that I live in?" Hughes told BBC Radio 5 live.
Hughes, who could make his first start for England against Fiji on Saturday, denied his decision was financially motivated.
A new £20m deal will see England players receive more than £20,000 per Test match, excluding bonuses, while Fiji's squad are paid £60 a day.
"To play for England is not all about money. It is about representing the country and representing where I live and where I play my rugby," he said.
"I said to my wife: 'If I play for Fiji I will be travelling back and forth. If I play for England I'm here and you will be here.' It wasn't the hardest decision."
Hughes added that he had received support from friends and family in Fiji when he made his England debut.
"There was a lot of videos and cheering and stuff sent to me," he said. "People were saying: 'Everyone's wearing the Red Rose here in Fiji.'" Source: BBC News