The 15 Richest Rugby Players in the World (2021 Edition)


How much does a professional rugby player make?

Depending on the competition, a player can earn £20,000 as an academy player. The average club contract for a player in the Premiership Rugby League is around £70,000.

How much do rugby referees get paid?

Rugby union referees can earn between £39,000 and £155,000 per year. 

Who is the richest rugby player in 2021?

The biggest earners currently in rugby are Handre Pollard and Charles Piutau, with £1,000,000 yearly salaries.