On Saturday, Finn Russell’s performance at StoneX Stadium demonstrated precisely why Bath had made him the highest-paid Premiership player.
Facing the reigning champions, Saracens, Russell led the black, blue, and whites to a 25-16 victory, marking the defending champions’ second defeat in the Premiership this season.
Although the Scotland fly-half had a shaky beginning in his first appearance for Bath, being charged down for Saracens’ opening try, he quickly rebounded with a display of exceptional skill that few could match anywhere in the world.
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“Huge deal” – Scotland fly-half Finn Russell is now the highest-paid Premiership player
#5. Owen Farrell (Saracens)
The England captain inked an agreement to remain with Saracens in 2020, securing his tenure until at least the 2023 World Cup. Speculation had arisen earlier this year regarding a substantial new contract that could potentially reach approximately £820,000, though these reports lacked confirmation. It had been disclosed previously that he had deferred 90% of his salary to assist the club in managing the financial challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.