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Barrett, Itoje and Kolbe: What is the best-paid XV in world rugby?

#SECOND-ROW:

Lock: Eben Etzebeth (Toulon) – £900k: The Springbok enforcer is in the midst of a three-year deal in the south of France and is widely reported to be earning just shy of £1million.

Lock: Maro Itoje (Saracens) – £750k: Exact figures on the England stares current salary at Saracens vary but it is widely reported that he is bringing home in excess of £750,000.

Maro Itoje of England during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

#BACK-ROW:

Blindside-flanker: Steve Luatua (Bristol Bears) – £650k: The former All Black gave up his international career to join Bristol Bears and became an integral part of the club’s journey.

Openside flanker: Michael Hooper (Toyota Verblitz) – £750k: Last season he took a sabbatical in Japan and is reported to have been earning £750,000 with Toyota Verblitz.

Number 8: Ardie Savea (Hurricanes) – £500k

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