Rugby’s Highest Earning Players In Year 2017-18

Rugby is one of the most played team games in the world and Rugby world cup is the third most watched sporting event in the world. Below is the list of 10 of the highest paid Rugby players in the year 2017.

Rugby is a quite popular game in Europe and team France and England compete at the highest level every year in Footballs Champions League style European cup plus the home league systems. With Rugby’s huge popularity there comes sponsors and tv deals money which gives money to players. New Zealand’s legendary fly-half Dan Carter is the highest paid player in the world £1 million a year at French club Racing Metro.

Top Highest Paid Rugby Players In Year

New Zealand’s legendary fly-half Dan Carter is the highest paid player in the world £1 million a year at French club Racing Metro. Dan Carter has signed a 3 year deal with the French club racing metro worth of £4.2 million in total which is £1.4 million a year which makes him the highest paid player in the history of rugby.

Matt Giteau is playing for Toulon club for quite some time. Racing Metro tried to sign him in 2015 but he rejected this big deal.

Let’s take a look at top 10 highest paid Rugby players in 2016  and most of the players are playing for European clubs were 9 of the top 10 highest paid players are from French teams.

Highest Paid Rugby Players

N0. PLAYER CLUB YEARLY SALARY
1
Dan Carter
Racing Métro (FRA) £1.4 million
2
Matt Giteau
Toulon (FRA) £900,000
3
Leigh Halfpenny
Toulon (FRA) £600,000
4
Sam Burgess
Bath (ENG) £500,000
5
Jonathan Sexton
Racing Métro (FRA) £494,000
6
Bryan Habana
Toulon (FRA) £474,600
7
Morgan Parra
Clermont-Auvergne (FRA) £436,000
8
Thierry Dusautoir,
Toulouse (FRA) £408,120
9
Jamie Roberts
Racing Métro (FRA) £380,000
10
Bakkies Botha
Toulon (FRA) £389,000

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