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Where the big dollars are

June 18, 2019 June 2019 No Comments

All Blacks may top the list when it comes to winning but are away down the pecking order when I comes to the dollars paid. In fact the highest paid All Blacks are only fifteenth on Rugby’s high paid scale.

The world’s highest paid rugby player is Israel Folou, who on $ 2.2 million a year earns twice as much as New Zealand’s highest, Kieren Read, Beauden Barrett and Sonny Bill Williams who are only on $1 million a year. I wonder how they feel about that?

Japan is the place to head for if a player is looking for the really big money without too much effort. Currently Dan Cater is being paid $ 2.13 million by Kobe Steel and Matt Gitteau a similar amount by Suntory. Aaron Cruden is taking home $1.31 thanks to Montpelier, Ma’a Nonu $1.16 at Toulon and Nicholas Sanches $1.12  thanks to Staid Francais 

Pay rates I Europe are also pretty generous Bristol is paying Charles Pitau $1.9 million and  Steve Luatua 1.25 Million and Dan Bigger is earning $1.25 million at  Northampton

Michael Hooper is the highest paid player on the paddock when the Wallabies play the All Blacks just topping the New Zealanders with his pay of $1.1 Million a year. 

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