Top 10 Highest Paid Rugby Players in the World

Posted on February 02, 2019, 3:20 pm
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As the most popular version of football, Rugby is one of the popular international and highest paid sports in the World. Thats way we are here to discuss with you, Highest Paid Rugby Players in the world 2018.

Rugby was recognized in 19th century for the first time and gains much popularity Along with England,Australia, France,New Zealand,Papua New Guinea, Tonga and all over the world in recent time.

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Now it is the national sports in many countries like Newzealand, Wales, Fiji, Madagascar, Samoa, Tonga & Georgia.Nowadays, In a rugby union participates around 110 professional countries. It is not time to discuss how ignorant people may remain about this sport but the players professionally indulge in are making a lot of money.

Although Rugby sport has been divided into two in which one belongs to rugby league and another goes to rugby union.

Let’s Find out the top list of 10 highest paid rugby players in 2019

Highest Paid Rugby Players 2019

1. Jonny Wilkinson ($76,400 /month) 

Frimley, Surrey, England, UK boy Jonny Wilkinson is at the top position in the list of highest paid rugby players in the world.

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Jonathan peter Wilkinson is more familiar with the name Jonny and he is the key player in Rugby World Cup in 2003 and won his side.

Former England represent With the best ability to perform in rugby union team, he has gained considerable support from all around rugby fans.

2. Jonathan Sexton ($71,000 /month)

The most popular and well-known Irish Rugby Union player play for Leinster and has played at different positions.

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He has done his debut in the year of 2009 and His favourite position is fly-half that gains him a lot of recognition.

He has managed to win many championships and awards during his entire career and he offers his opponents is of high quality and takes little time to defeat them.

He was one of the key players for his home side Leinster to rise and shine. For this reason, he reaches the position in the highest earner list.

3. Bryan Habana ($68,200 /month)

Johannesburg, South Africa boy is one of the popular South African International Rugby Union players who come in fame with his prominent performance in 2007 Rugby World Cup.

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He was born in 12th June 1983.In his early carrier he plays for Toulon in the French top 14 competition as a wing after this he also played in Rugby world cup in the year of 2007

For his excellent record, he was regarded as IRB Player of the year in 2007.

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4. Morgan Parra ($62,800 /month)

Morgan Parra was born in 15th November 1988 and he is playing for France international team and fits well in scrum half position.

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Metz, France boy Prefers playing as a Scrum-half and fly-half.

29 years old Morgan made his debut when he was just 19 years old and for France as a replacement against Scotland.

As a rugby player in his entire career, he managed to grab many awards the reason why he achieved fame and popularity in a small age.

5. Thierry Dusautoir ($58,700 /month)

Thierry Dusautoir born in 18th November 1981 and he is currently playing for France international team.

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Dusautoir has a degree of a chemical engineer and then, joins rugby team to play for his national side.

He was born on 18 November 1981 and he is considered as the strong ball carrier who manages to tackle the game with his speed and tactics.

However, he got the privilege to become the world Rugby player of the year in 2011.

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6. Dimitri Szarzewski ($57,000 /month)

Citizine of Narbonne, France Dimitri joins the national side in 2002 and plays for French Rugby Union.

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His Played for his first club Beziers Herault form 2002 to 2004.

In his career, he plays at the hooker position and His performance helps him to play for the International side in 2004.

After his debut against Canada, he played for his own country, France at hooker position, In the rugby world, he is one of the finest players in the time.

7. Carl Hayman ($56,000 /month)

Opunake, New Zealand boy Carl Hayman is doing his best for New Zealand International Rugby Union.

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He was born in 14th November 1979 and e belongs to one of the recognizable personality in the country and in the world as well.

In his career, he playing amazingly for many years and he declared to get retired at the age of 35.

Before his retirement, he has won many championships and awards. In her career, he used to play for the France top 14 sides Toulon as a tighthead prop but everyone surprised when he made the decision to join Newcastle Falcons in the year of 2007.

8. Bakkies Botha ($55,900 /month)

Newcastle, South Africa boy Bakkies Botha won the Rugby World Cup in 2007. 38 Years old Botha also holds a lot more national titles with his name.

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He was born in 22nd September 1979 and he has won many awards in his entire rugby journey which includes two Tri-Nations title in the 2004 and 2009 Tri-Nations Series.

Seven fit and half Toulon player Botha he managed to win Heineken Cup/European Rugby Champions Cup Finals in the years 2013,2014 and 2015 manking him one of the most prominent of the squad.

9. Jamie Roberts (nearly $54,600 /month)

Citizine of Newport, Wales Jamie Roberts is one of the highest paid rugby players in French top team Toulon.

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He was born on 8th November 1986 and he plays for years and earns this calibre to make his position high in rank.

In 2009, He represented British in South Africa tour and in 2013 he represented Irish Lions in their tour to Australia.

He Joined Harlequins FC where he plays in his usual centre position in 2015.

He studied MPhil in Medicinal science at queens college, Cambridge and it is the continuous hard work of Jamie that he belongs to the greatest player for Welsh international rugby union.

10. Matt Giteau ($54,600 /month)

Australian Rugby union football player Matt was nominated for International Rugby Board Players of the Year Award in 2004.

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After being debuted in 2001 he playing for the ACT Brumbies, in the following year he made an appearance with the Wallabies.

Now he plays for the French top 14 sides Toulon and in his entire rugby career, he managed to grab 61 Rugby caps.

In Australian team he plays in different positions that include inside centre, half-back and fly-high depend on this ability he also managed to get 92 test caps for Australia.


However, Before mentions rugby players who have done just brilliantly in the game and thus are the richest, successful and highest paid rugby player of the time. Next year it is expected that the net worth and the annual salary of these players will elevate manifolds.

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