The Highest Paid Rugby Players of the World (Part – I)


It is a myth that since the game of Rugby is not that popular around the world, it’s players do not earn that big as the soccer or tennis players or even golf players earn. Apart from the test matches which involves countries, there are many franchise based rugby tournaments around the world and players are earning in millions. Here are some of the rugby players who are earning a plenty.

No. 10 – Matt Giteau

Plays for Toulon Club, France 

Matt Giteau

Earns US$ 54, 600 per month

Matt Giteau is an Australian Rugby Union player and he plays for the France’s top 14 side called Toulon. He was nominated for the International Rugby Board Player of the Year Award in the year 201. After signing with Toulon, Matt Giteau is earning US$ 54, 600 per month.

No. 9 – Jamie Roberts 

Plays for Racing Metro Club, France

Earns US$ 54, 600 per month

Jamie Roberts is a Welshman who plays for the French club Racing Metro. He was the part of the Welsh team who won the 2012 Six Nations Championship. Roberts has also been awarded with Cardiff Blues Most Promising Player Award in 2007/08. He has been with the Racing Metro since July 2013 and draws a heft salary of US$ 54, 600 per month.

No 8 – Bakkies Botha 

Plays for Toulon Club, France

Earns US$ 55, 900 per month

Bakkies BothaBekkies Botha represents South Africa in the international Rugby Union matches. He was part of the winning team of 2007 Rugby World Cup. He was also part of the teams which won Vodacom Cup and Currie Cup in 2002,2004 and 2009. Botha is one of the most important part of the Team Toulon and was also crowned with the Heineken Cup European Champions in 2013. He earns US$ 55, 900 per month from his franchise.

No. 7 – Carl Hayman 

Plays for Toulon Club

Earns US$ 55, 900 per month

Carl HaymanCarl Hayman is from New Zealand and plays for Otago in New Zealand’s regional rugby, but he is also a part of Toulon Club. There was a strong rumor few years back that Carl Hayman may leave Toulon to join the Newcastle Falcons but that proved to be wrong. He has been highly regarded among the all European Clubs. He draws US$ 55, 900 per month from Toulon club only.

No. 6 – Dimitri Szarzewski 

Plays for Racing Metro

Earns US$ 55, 900 per month

Dimitri SzarzewskiDimitri Szarzewski is a French Rugby Union player and made his debut for Beziers Herault in the year 2002. He made his international debut for France in July 2004. He has been part of many great victories for France. He is the second highest paid player in the Racing Metro Club with the salary of US$ 55, 900 per month.