The toughest job is to complete the match without making an unfair decision in the match for Rugby referee. A single mistake can ruin the whole image of the referee after the game. How much a rugby referee earn during international and league match. If we say the rugby referees salaries were way lower then NFL, WWE and NBA referees then it might not be wrong.
A rugby referee maximum earn $1,500 per match during the Rugby world cup. But when they are giving duty as the officials in the rugby league they earn $500 per match. But every rugby league have different salary package for the referees. Here you will see the how much money do a professional rugby official earn annually.
|Rugby Officials||Per Match Salary||Extra Money Bonus||Yearly Earnings|
|Entry Level Referees||$450||N/A||$55,000|
Professional referees mostly selected for the international tournaments. They have experience of 5-6 years job as official in the rugby matches and well known with the rules regulation. He is selected on bases of his running skills and rugby knowledge. A pro referee earn $2,000 per during the world cup. But when they are selected for the official job in friendly international match they earn $1,300 salary for that.
Entry level referees they are young and recently made their debut as referee in the rugby. They were selected for the minor leagues and U19 matches. They earn $300 maximum salary as match referee. Only selected for the rugby league game if any professional referee gets injured during the season they replace them.
Women Rugby Referees Salaries & Bonus:
Recently women referees made debut to the professional rugby matches. A women referee get paid $200 per game salary if she is member of elite panel. Amy Perrett becomes the first professional female rugby referee who judge the match touch lines during (Super rugby match). The young girls who joined development program when they start doing job as official in rugby match their salary started from ($60) per match.
Touch judge and Video Referee Salaries :
There two touch judges that are present on the both side of the stadium lanes and move along each touch line following play their main duty is to look the ball and player with ball has gone into touch. Both touch judges earn ($500) per match of rugby and their salaries were double when they selected for the (Rugby World Cup) and for Six Nations Championship. A video referee examine the play in possible tries they paid $200 per match.
International Match Referees Salaries & Benefits:
Mostly referees selected for the Rugby World Cup from different leagues. A world cup rugby official earn $2,000 per match and they get free travelling expenses and accommodation during the whole tournament.
Rugby League Match Referees Salaries & Benefits:
Australian rugby league referees earn $500 per match salary during a regular season and finals. Premiership Rugby referees earn £350 per match fees during the regular season both video and touch line judges.