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RFU chief predicts pay peace after new England deal

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The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is confident the build-up to the 2015 World Cup will be free of pay disputes involving the England team after agreeing a new four-year deal with the players. 

Ian Ritchie, Rugby Football Union Chief executive, speaks during press conference at Twickenham stadium in London on March 29, 2012. The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is confident the build-up to the 2015 World Cup will be free of pay disputes involving the England team after agreeing a new deal.

The run-in to the 2011 World Cup was blighted by disputes between the RFU, England's national governing body, and the squad over their levels of pay, with some Test players threatening to boycott England's official departure dinner.

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