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“Forces bound” – Jonny May set for shock move, he’s likely no longer going to France

Finn Russell (Scotland) – £1million

Finn Russell, the talismanic Scottish fly-half, rounds out the list as one of rugby’s top earners.

His reported salary of £1 million with Bath underscores his value to the club and highlights the financial rewards available to elite players in the sport.

Finn Russell of Bath Rugby during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Gloucester Rugby and Bath Rugby at Kingsholm Stadium on 10 November 2023 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)

Owen Farrell (England) – £1.2m

Owen Farrell is set to bid farewell to English rugby at the conclusion of this season, as the Saracens fly-half secures a lucrative two-season contract with Racing 92.

A statement from Racing read: “Racing 92 can confirm the signing of Owen Farrell (32) for our men’s team. The England international has joined for two seasons and will join up with the ciel et blanc from July 1 2024.”

One report in France indicates that the former England captain could be earning up to £1.2m per season.