Have you ever think that how much Rugby players are paid for their participation in each game on national level? Well to be very honest, like all other major sportsman professional rugby players are also enjoying massive incomes from their professional contracts with different Rugby clubs as well as Rugby Union International teams also pay fixed match salary and bonuses on the behalf of performance to all rugby players. Let’s take in-depth look at the annual salary packages of top notch rugby players.
Annual Salaries of International Rugby Players
Well mostly rugby players from dominating rugby countries like England, Australia, New Zealand and France have their official contracts with their own country clubs. Currently England and France are the top rugby nations that are hosting the most fascinating rugby leagues and majority of rugby players from all around the world prefer to play in these leagues. As per sources the average monthly salary earning by most demanding rugby player in Europe is estimated around £45,000 per month whereas the highest paid rugby athlete Dan Carter is making around £1.4 million per year and recently Dan has made his official contract with French team “Racing Metro”.
|England||£15,000 per match (£7,000 for match fee, £7,000 image rights, £1,000 for training free) plus performance bonuses for example if England win Six Nations 2016 whole squad will share £600,000.|
|Australia||AU$10,000 per match plus performance related bonuses for example reaching world cup 2015 final every squad player was paid AU$50,000 in bonus|
|New Zealand||NZ$7,500 per match plus performance bonuses for example every member of 2015 world cup winning team was paid NZ$140,000|
|Wales||£5,300 per match (Wales players will earn around £45,000 in bonuses if they win the 2016 Six Nations title)|
|South Africa||$6,000 per match (plus team performance bonuses)|
|France||€12,000 per match (plus performance related bonuses)|
|Ireland||£5,000 per match|
Increase in Pay by English Rugby
Well the news speculating around are that the England rugby players are demanding to increase their pays with England Rugby Union Federation (RFU) as this federation will look after all the matters of this game till Rugby World Cup 2019. Currently all players selected to appear in England International Rugby team for World Cup 2019 will get around £25,000 each match plus performance based bonuses. In case England succeed to win that World Cup 2019 then each player will be awarded by £250,000 by the RFU.