Every Gallagher Premiership club’s highest-ever paid player revealed | Ruck

Every Gallagher Premiership club’s highest-ever paid player revealed

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.


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