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Australia's women rugby players have taken issue with Rugby Australia for inequities between the women's and men's national programmes.

The players shared a statement on social media, saying it's time for Rugby Australia to invest properly in the women's game.

According to the statement, the players said they were informed by the national governing body that there was no money for full-time playing contracts, yet it paid AUD5 million for a National Rugby League player.

The women players also pointed out that their coach, school teacher Jay Tregonning, wasn't full-time, yet Wallabies coach Eddie Jones had multiple assistants.

"It's time for the chairman, board and CEO to prioritise the future of Australia women's rugby and allocate adequate resources," the statement read.

Australia will host the women's Rugby World Cup in 2029.

Rugby players' statement

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