England ended Ireland’s Grand Slam hopes in brutal fashion as they rediscovered some of their World Cup form to reignite their own title hopes.
But the moment, which ended up going viral, included a scrap between Owen Farrell and CJ Stander.
Rare footage of Owen Farrell using his arms pic.twitter.com/zh6AaLSV9m— harry olivier (@harryolivier6) February 23, 2020
Farrell using “angry toddler” tactic of playing ireland defenders off the ball at rucks . I am sure his dad have seen that one many times before. send him to room without supper tonight 😂 pic.twitter.com/AHEtS5RkLk— Oom Rugby (@Oom_Rugby) February 23, 2020
Farrell penalised for this – TMO and ref say no punches and Stander is trying to get away pic.twitter.com/vl3Dn7eSHk— Jonny Fordham 🏉📰 (@SunJonnyFordham) February 23, 2020
HIGHEST PAID RUGBY PLAYERS
You might be shocked to find out what the highest paid rugby players make.
Here are the 20 richest rugby players in the world for 2020
20. Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks) – £500,000
The Springbok playmaker enters the list after signing a new contract with the Premiership club.
19. Paddy Jackson (London Irish) – £500,000
The number 10 reportedly earns more than his ex-international teammate Sean O’Brien at the Exiles, who pockets a hefty £450,000 wage packet.
18. Sergio Parisse (Toulon) – £500,000
Italy’s captain has been a star for more years than most can remember and continues to be paid big money for his services at No.8 by Toulon.
17. Kieran Read (Toyota Verblitz) – £519,000
16. Finn Russell (Racing 92) – £535,000
Doubled his money by succeeding Carter at Racing 92 after switching from Glasgow Warriors with the Scottish Rugby Union unable to come anywhere near matching the money he was offered by the Top 14 club.
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15. Johnny Sexton (Leinster) – £536,000
12=. Rhys Webb (Toulon) – £550,000
His Wales career sadly ended when he signed for Toulon from the Ospreys with Webb not having enough caps to continue to be picked by Warren Gatland. However, a big pay packet in France will provide some consolation for the ace scrum-half.
12=. Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers) – £550,000
The powerhouse centre signed a contract extension early in 2019, believed to be around a 25 per cent increase on his previous £450,000-a-year deal that will net him more than £1m over the next two seasons, to see him stay at Welford Road until the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa.
12=. Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs) – £550,000
The Scotland fullback was the highest paid player at Glasgow Warriors (£350,000) but added another healthy chunk to his pay-packet by joining the Premiership side.
11. Morgan Parra (Clermont Auvergne) – £570,000
The Clermont Auvergne scrum-half star is a precious commodity in France because he’s also a top-class goal-kicker and is a hugely popular figure with the country’s rugby watchers.
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10. Michael Hooper (NSW Waratahs) – £572,000
9. Nicolas Sanchez (Stade Francais) – £581,000
Argentina’s No.10 play-maker has been lured from home and the Jaguares Super Rugby franchise by a massive deal to sign for Stade Francais in 2018.
8. Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints) – £600,000
Biggar is the brains behind an impressive Welsh backline. Left his home country to take up a huge deal with the Northampton Saints.
7. Steve Luatua (Bristol Bears) – £650,000
Didn’t make any friends within the All Blacks hierarchy when he decided to cash in on his extreme rugby talent, signing for Bristol. Has since signed a contract extension.
6. Owen Farrell (Saracens) – £750,000
He a points-machine with England and Saracens, and the outside-half or inside-centre is one of England’s best paid players.
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5.Maro Itoje (Saracens) – £800,000
According to RugbyPass his new salary is somewhere in the region of £750,000 to £1 million – making him England’s highest paid player.
3=. Hander Pollard (Montpellier) – £1m
The Springbok reportedly tripled his salary when he departed the Bulls to join Top 14 side Montpellier earlier this year.
3=. Charles Piutau (Bristol Bears) – £1m
The former All Black full-back or wing, who surprised many by leaving New Zealand before reaching the peak of his powers, has allegedly became British rugby’s first million pound man when he moved to Ashton Gate in 2018.
1=. Dan Carter (Kobe Steelers) – £1.1m
He may have been on £1.4m at Racing 92, but Dan Carter isn’t getting a bad wage off Japanese club Kobe Steelers. In 2018, he was named MVP and guided them to the Top League title
1=. Matt Giteau (Suntory Sungoliath) – £1.1m
Money doesn’t seem to be an object in Japan with the country’s top clubs being company enterprises.