REVEALED: The highest and lowest paid rugby positions 2022 - Ruck

REVEALED: The highest and lowest paid rugby positions 2022

Fly-halves are the highest-paid rugby players according to Premiership Rugby’s report into player salaries for the 2020-2021 season.

Theo organisation has released the average salary of every position in a bid to improve transparency following the Saracens salary cap scandal.

Four per cent of players were paid £400,000 or more in the 2020-21 season according to the first ever disclosure of average salaries for top-flight players..

Just under 30 per cent were paid on average between £50,000 and £100,000. 

HIGHEST TO LOWEST (AVERAGE INCOME BY POSITION):

Source: Premiership RUgby

FLY-HALVES – £175,679

Try Celebrations for Marcus Smith of England during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

CENTRE – £167,779

Henry Slade of England kicks the conversion during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

LOCK – 158,617

Maro Itoje of the Saracens during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bath Rugby and Saracens at the Recreation Ground on 17 Oct. Photo: Steve Haag/PPAUK

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