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Steve Borthwick is reportedly the highest-paid rugby coach in the world

In the high-stakes world of international coaching, the pressure is immense and the rewards often seem scarce.

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Unless a coach voluntarily steps down or retires, they’re swiftly shown the door when results falter.

However, those skilled enough to coach at the pinnacle of the sport are handsomely compensated for their efforts.

So, who reigns as the top earners among rugby’s coaching elite? A recent report sheds light on the world’s highest-paid coaches.

Take a look at the six figures leading the pack in earning power.

Highest-paid coaches:

#5. Warren Gatland (Wales) – £580,000 per year

It’s reported by Wales Online that his contract is worth £580,000 a year. If you include his option to take Wales until the end of the World Cup in Australia in 2027, that racks up an impressive bill of £2.32m.

Warren Gatland, Head Coach of Wales is interviewed during the 2023 Guinness Six Nations Media Launch at County Hall, Lambeth, London on Monday 23rd January 2023 | Photo: James Fearn/PPAUK.

#4. Eddie Jones (Japan) – £600,000 per year

#3. Scott Robertson (New Zealand) – £600,000 per year

#2. Andy Farrell (Ireland) – £600,000 per year

#2. Rassie Erasmus (South Africa) – £650,000 per year

#1. Steve Borthwick (England) – £700,000 per year

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10. Owen Farrell – £1.46 million ($2 million)
Saracens are making waves in the Premiership, and Owen Farrell, their skipper, is reaping the rewards. The bulk of his net worth, a cool £1.46 million, flows directly from his dedication to Saracens.

9. Maro Itoje – £1.46 million ($2 million)
Teammate to Farrell both at England and Saracens, Maro Itoje is on a trajectory to become one of rugby’s highest earners. His salary, comparable to the national skipper’s, showcases his potential.

8. Charles Piutau – £1.85 million ($2.5 million)
Former All Blacks player Charles Piutau’s move to Bristol Bears came with an eyewatering salary. The club’s investment in him during his five seasons speaks volumes about his impact.