The 20 highest-paid rugby players in the world have been revealed – but who is top?

– Sonny Bill Williams £519,000

Sonny Bill Williams of New Zealand during the Rugby World Cup Quarter Final between New Zealand and France at Millennium Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Cardiff, Wales. PHOTO: Mandatory by-line: Tom Sandberg/Pinnacle – Photo Agency Ltd Tel: +44(0)1363 881025 – Mobile:0797 1270 681 – VAT Reg No: 183700120 – 171015 – SPORT-RUGBY- World Cup Quarter Final- Millennium Stadium,Cardiff ,Wales,UK

– Beauden Barrett £519,000


15. Kieran Read £519,000

Kieran Read of New Zealand (All Blacks) in action during the Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Argentina v New Zealand at Wembley Stadium Connected by EE on Sep 20th 2015 in London – Photo mandatory by-line: Graeme Truby/Pinnacle – Tel: +44(0)1363 881025 – Mobile:0797 1270 681 – VAT Reg No: 183700120 – SPORT – International Rugby

14. Finn Russell £535,000


13. Johnny Sexton £536,000

Johnny Sexton of Ireland celebrates after the six Nations Championship match, between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium, London , UK, on the 17th March 2017. (Photo:Dean Lancaster/PPAUK)

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