RUMOUR | Brad Shields set to depart Wasps after Premiership final

6=. OWEN FARRELL £750k (Saracens)

The England captain signed his deal a while ago. It’s set to run until 2022 when he can expect to earn an increase again wherever he decides to play, assuming rugby hasn’t completely decided to tighten its belt by then.

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6=. EDDIE JONES £750k (England)

The highest-paid international rugby coach. His salary pales in comparison to Manchester City chief Pep Guardiola (£20million) and England football chief Gareth Southgate (£3m).

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5. PAT LAM £800k (Bristol Bears)

The former Newcastle, Northampton and Samoa back-row will remain at Ashton Gate until at least 2023 after signing a bumper contract extension in 2019. The 50-year-old, as a result, became the highest paid rugby boss in the world.

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4. MARO ITOJE £825k (Saracens)

Signed a new deal last year that was reportedly between £750,000 and £1 million. He’s one of the front runners to captain the Lions next year and is widely regarded as the best lock in the world, with the salary to match.

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