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“Touched down” – Maro Itoje jets off to Africa to ‘join new team’

England and Saracens lock Maro Itoje has jetted off to Nairobi in Kenya to see and support some of the Atlas Foundations projects on the ground.

The 27-year-old wrote on Instagram: “Touched down in Nairobi to see @theatlascharity and support some of their projects on the ground!

“Working alongside local partners to help the most disadvantaged children in Nairobi!”

The Atlas Foundation harnesses the values and community of rugby to support the world’s most disadvantaged children.

Their mission statement reads: “All children should feel safe, loved, and have the opportunity to thrive as they grow up. But millions of children across the world don’t.

“We develop partnerships with people and organisations who have a positive impact on the daily lives of young people growing up in some of the world’s poorest communities.”


Premiership’s highest paid player each season from 1998 to 2022

Some seasons had multiple highest earners with players signing contracts at different times throughout the campaign but they’ve used the highest earner at the end of each season.

Got it? Good.

Let’s take a look at the results:

1997-1998: Va’aiga Tuigamala (Newcastle Falcons) – £80,000 per season

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1999-2000: Francois Pienaar (Saracens) – £85,000 per season

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2000-2001: Jason Robinson (Sale Sharks) – £180,000 per season

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