Here, we look at eight of the highest-paid British players in world rugby and where Jamie Ritchie, who today extended his deal with Edinburgh, ranks..
The former Scotland U20 captain made his debut against Leinster in 2014 and has gone on to make 73 appearances for the club and earn 23 caps (21 starts) for his country from a possible 26 Tests since his 2018 debut.
Now 24, the forward – who’s at home on either flank – ranks among the game’s most highly-regarded future on-field leaders.
8. Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh) – £500,000
The Scotland back-row, who has been backed to captain his country in the future, has become the latest big name to commit his future to Edinburgh Rugby after signing a club record deal.