#6. Maro Itoje (Saracens) – £800k
When Itoje was rumoured to be interested in joining Racing 92 last year, club president Jacky Lorenzetti let slip that the lock wanted €1million for the deal to go through.
Exact figures on Itoje’s current salary at Saracens vary but it is widely reported that he is bringing home in excess of £800,000.
#4=. Cheslin Kolbe (Toulon) – £850k
The speedster hit the financial jackpot with his summer switch from Toulouse to Top 14 rivals Toulon. He now warns an annual salary of €1million after they buy out the remainder of his contract from the recent league/Champions Cup double winners.
#4=. Finn Russell (Racing 92) – £850k
The talented fly-half signed a new three-year deal with Racing 92 last year. The Rugby Paper report he is earning as much as £850,000 with the Paris-based club.