In all, the top five players in the world are expected to pull in £5 million in salary, bonuses and endorsements this upcoming season.
The list’s combined haul is up 11% from the 2019-20 season. All numbers are estimated by Insider.
Check out which one of them came out on top, as well as the four other best-paid players in world rugby, below:
#5. OWEN FARRELL £1m (Saracens)
- Salary: £750,000
- Endorsements: £200,000
- Bonuses: £50,000
The England captain signed his deal a while ago. It’s set to run until 2022 when he can expect to earn an increase again wherever he decides to play, assuming rugby hasn’t completely decided to tighten its belt by then. Endorsements include the likes of Castore Sportswear and Land Rover.