Gallery: World’s highest-paid rugby players in 2022 - Page 2 of 3 - Ruck

Gallery: World’s highest-paid rugby players in 2022

#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.


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