Fly-half: Handre Pollard (Montpellier) – £1m
The Springbok reportedly tripled his salary when he departed the Bulls to join Top 14 side Montpellier earlier this year.
Scrum-half: Rhys Webb (Toulon) – £550,000
Despite being told he won’t play for the French club again, the scrum-half is still set to collect his handsome pay-packet until the end of the season when he returns to Wales.
Loosehead-prop: Mako Vunipola (Saracens) – £450,000
Props are the worst paid position, but, for now anyway, Mako still earns decent money from Saracens. It’s thought the relentless scrummager is one of the players they want to hang onto despite their relegation.
Hooker: Guilhem Guirado (Montpellier) – £500,000
The former France captain may be passed his best but is still earning good money on his contract with Montpellier.
Tighthead-prop: Tadhg Furlong (Leinster) – £480,000
The Ireland and Lions juggernaut will be replaced in this team by Kyle Sinckler when the England powerhouse joins Bristol on a huge contract in the summer, but for now keeps his place.