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England boss Steve Borthwick is the highest-paid rugby coach in the world

2) Rassie Erasmus (South Africa) – £650,000 per year

Rassie Erasmus, the South African national team’s director of rugby, earns £650,000 annually. Known for his strategic brilliance and transformative leadership, Erasmus masterminded South Africa’s 2019 and 2023 Rugby World Cup victories.

His comprehensive approach to coaching, which includes a deep focus on player development and tactical innovation, has made him a pivotal figure in South African rugby. Erasmus’ substantial salary reflects his critical role in maintaining the Springboks’ status as a powerhouse in international rugby.

Rassie Erasmus, South Africa Director of Rugby during the Test Match between New Zealand and South Africa at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on August 25th 2023. – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

1) Steve Borthwick (England) – £700,000 per year

Steve Borthwick, the head coach of the English national rugby team, tops the list of highest-paid rugby coaches with a salary of £700,000 per year.

A former England captain and experienced coach, Borthwick is celebrated for his meticulous approach and emphasis on discipline and technical excellence. His leadership has been instrumental in shaping England’s competitive strategies and overall performance.

Borthwick’s substantial remuneration underscores his significant impact and the high expectations placed on him to steer England to continued success on the global stage.

Steve Borthwick, Head Coach of England during the England Six Nations Squad Annoucement at Twickenham Stadium, London on 17 January 2024. Photo: George Beck/PPAUK