Who is the all-time top earner at your club and how much did they cost per season?
BATH – SAM BURGESS
Yes, they really did pay the cross-code star a bumper contract of £500,000 per season to convince him to make the move to the Rec. Luckily, he’d only be at the club for a year before returning to rugby league following England’s dismal display at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
BRISTOL BEARS – CHARLES PIUTAU
The former All Black full-back or wing, who surprised many by leaving New Zealand before reaching the peak of his powers, became British rugby’s first £1m per season man when he joined the Bears in 2018..
EXETER CHIEFS – STUART HOGG
The Scottish fullback became the Chiefs marquee signing when he moved to Sandy Park from Glasgow Warriors in 2019, and reported earns £550,000 per season.
GLOUCESTER RUGBY – JOHN AFOA
Danny Cipriani comes close on £380,000 per season, but the All Black prop remains the highest paid player ever at Kingsholm. In 2013, Afoa officially joined the Cherry & Whites on a four-year contract worth £400,000 per season. He departed the club in 2018 to join local rivals Bristol Bears.