Top 10 World’s Highest Paid Rugby Players in 2015

Rugby is another sport played by a lot of people all over the world. It was in 19th century when this sport was firstly played in England. There are 2 kinds of rugby. These are the rugby league and the rugby union. The former one needs 13 players per team, while the latter requires 15 players in every team. In this regard, here are the 2015’s top 10 world’s highest-paid rugby players.

10. Matt Giteau

Matt Giteau

He was born on September 29, 1982 in Sydney, Australia. There are already 61 rugby matches he played with. At first, Matt was just a scrum-half. Later on, he was assigned to play as utility back, fly-half, and an inside-center. In the year 2004, he was nominated in International Rugby Board Player of the Year. His salary per month is $54,600.

9. Jamie Roberts

Jamie Roberts

This Welsh rugby player is 28 years old. He was born on November 8, 1986. He is under the Racing Metro team, in which he is playing as center player. He can also play as fullback. In the year 2007 and 2008, he acquired the Cardiff Blues Most Promising Player Award. His per month salary is $54,600.

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8. Bakkies Botha

Bakkies Botha

Per month, his salary is $55,900. He is actually a South African rugby player who was born on September 22, 1979. His position in his rugby team is a lock. He had captured the Most Valuable Player awards in several tournaments he played with.

7. Carl Hayman

Carl Hayman

This New Zealander rugby player is currently 35 years old. He was born on November 14, 1979. The truth is, he had already played under a few of rugby teams available nowadays like Highlanders, All Blacks, and Newcastle Falcons. His salary rate per month is $55,900.

6. Dimitri Szarzewski

Dimitri Szarzewski

This 32-year old rugby player is French in nationality. He firstly joined the rugby team of AS Beziers Herault. It happened way back in the year 2002. At present, he is under Racing Metro 92 rugby team. He is paid $55,900 per month.

5. Thierry Dusautoir

Thierry Dusautoir

He is another French rugby player who managed to acquire a spot in the 10 highest-paid rugby players the world has to offer. At the age of 16, he was already into rugby. His monthly salary is around $58,700.

4. Morgan Parra

Morgan Parra

This French rugby player is one of those younger professional rugby players out there. Even so, his young age does not hinder him to have a $62,800 salary every month. He is currently under the rugby team of Clermont Auvergne, where he plays scrum-half and fly-half, sometimes.

3. Bryan Habana

Bryan Habana

He is actually a South African, and he is 31 years old. He wants to be in the wing when playing rugby. The World Sevens Series in the year 2003-2004 was his big international break in rugby where he played for South Africa. His salary rate every month is $68,200.

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2. Jonathan Sexton

Jonathan Sexton

$71,000 is the total pay he receives per month. An Irish professional rugby player, he is playing under the teal of Racing Metro. Most of the time, his position is fly-half, but he can also do some other roles in rugby. Currently, he is 29 years old.

1. Jonny Wilkinson

Jonny Wilkinson

He is the number one highest-paid rugby player in the year 2015. His salary per month is around $76,400. He is now playing under Toulon. However, he became a star player in England rugby team before.

These are the top 10 world’s highest-paid rugby players in the year 2015. Witness how they play by watching rugby live.

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