Top 10 Highest Paid Rugby Players 2016

Rugby is a game of physical strength. Originally known as rugby football, Rugby started in early 19th century. Later the full-contact team sport split into the league and union codes in 1895. The rugby league, consisting of 13 players in each team, is governed by the “Rugby League International Federation”, whereas the rugby union is played between two teams of 15 players each, and it’s highest governing body is the “International Rugby Union”.  Let us take a look at Top 10 Highest Paid Rugby Players 2016.

Top 10 Highest Paid Rugby Players 2016

10. Matt Gitaeu- Toulon:

Top 10 Highest Paid Rugby Players 2016
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We start our list of Top 10 Highest Paid Rugby Players 2016 with Australian rightback, Matt Gitaeu. He currently plays for the French Top 14 side Toulon. His usual playing positions are inside center, fly-half and halfback.  During his career, Giteau gained 92 Test caps for Australia and 61 Super Rugby caps. He earns a monthly salary of €40,000.

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9. Jamie Roberts- Racing Metro:

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The next person to come into our list of Top 10 Highest Paid Rugby Players 2016 is Jamie Roberts from Racing Metro. His favored position is at center, but he has often been utilized on the wing position and as a fullback. He signed for Racing Metro in July 2013, and has a monthly salary of €40,000.

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8. Bakkies Botha- Toulon:

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The most decorated player in our list of Top 10 Highest Paid Rugby Players 2016 is Bakkis Botha. The 34-year-old’s favored position is lock, and he currently plays for Toulon in the French Top 14 league. His monthly salary in the club is €41,000. He is better known for his South African campaigns playing for home country’s Springbok team since the age of 22.

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  • Colin Smith

    This list is about 2 years old. Dan carter is the best paid rugby player. Wilkonson retired 2 years ago. Botha and Hyman retired last year.