"Huge deal" - Scotland fly-half Finn Russell is now the highest-paid Premiership player - Ruck

“Huge deal” – Scotland fly-half Finn Russell is now the highest-paid Premiership player

In a jaw-dropping move, Scotland’s star fly-half Finn Russell is set to light up Bath Rugby next season with a mega-bucks deal, catapulting him into the stratosphere as the highest-paid player in World Rugby.

In an era where the game’s greenbacks are grabbing more headlines than ever before, some folks might be scratching their heads, wondering just how Bath managed to lock down Russell’s spot at the summit of rugby’s rich list. But hey, they’ve pulled it off, and now Russell is comfortably rubbing shoulders with the fat cats at the top of the sport’s paycheck pyramid.

So, who else is in this exclusive club? Naturally, the details are as tightly guarded as a royal secret, but we’re dishing out the reported earnings of a few of rugby’s major moneymakers right here:

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#5. Owen Farrell (Saracens)

The England captain inked an agreement to remain with Saracens in 2020, securing his tenure until at least the 2023 World Cup. Speculation had arisen earlier this year regarding a substantial new contract that could potentially reach approximately £820,000, though these reports lacked confirmation. It had been disclosed previously that he had deferred 90% of his salary to assist the club in managing the financial challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Owen Farrell, Captain of England kicks the penalty during the Summer Nations Series Match between England and Wales at Twickenham, London on 12 Aug 2023 (Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)