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Gloucester target Virimi Vakatawa becomes highest-paid centre in the world


BACK-ROW

Blindside-flanker: Steve Luatua (Bristol Bears) – £650,000

Didn’t make any friends within the All Blacks hierarchy when he decided to cash in on his extreme rugby talent, signing for Bristol. Has since signed a contract extension.

Openside-flanker: Michael Hooper (Toyota Verblitz) – £750,000

The Wallabies captain accepted a shock move to Japan to play with Toyota Verblitz, which saw the back-rower increase his salary from around £500k to £750k..

Number 8: Sergio Parisse (Toulon) – £500,000

The veteran continues to be the highest -paid number 8 after signing another one-year extension with Toulon.


HEAD COACH

Pat Lam (Bristol Bears) – £800,000

The former Newcastle, Northampton and Samoa back-row will remain at Ashton Gate until at least 2023 after signing a bumper contract extension in 2019. The 50-year-old, as a result, became the highest paid rugby boss in the world.


REPLACEMENTS:

  1. Mako Vunipola (Saracens) – £420,000
  2. Dane Coles (Hurricanes) – £500,000
  3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears) – £400,000
  4. Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks) – £500,000
  5. Jonny Gray (Exeter Chiefs) – £450,000
  6. Taulupe Faletau (Bath Rugby) – £475,000
  7. Nicolas Sanchez (Montpellier) – £580,000
  8. Semi Radradra (Bristol Bears) – £750,000
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