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.