The NRL is … Elite athletes are earning more than ever thanks to soaring salaries driven by ever-richer TV contracts. Michael Morgan is the latest entry into the NRL’s million dollar club. 2018 World Rugby player of the year Johnny Sexton returned to his native Leinster five years ago following a brief stint with Racing 92 and has gone on to become Ireland’s highest-paid player. His contract at the French club offers him an annual salary of £1.1 million.

Finn Russell (Scotland/Racing 92) – £535,000 (€611,276) Dan Carter. Dan Carter is currently the highest-paid rugby player in the world. 2018 World Rugby player of the year Johnny Sexton returned to his native Leinster five years ago following a brief stint with Racing 92, and has gone on to become Ireland's highest-paid player. NRL Rich List: Who Are The Highest Paid Players In The NRL? A list of the highest paid players in the NRL. Please click on the figure to view the source for the contract value. With many NRL stars now on big money contracts, we thought we'd take a look at the top 20 paid players in the league. Rugby players in the United States make quite a bit less, with some estimates putting the highest-paid players earning about $70,000 annually. In England, the best-paid rugby players earn between $200,000 pounds, or $281,118, up to $1 million pounds, or $140 million. Highest Paid Rugby Players in the World 1. Only players with reported contract values are listed. 13. Following the news that Wasps are attempting to make David Pocock the best-paid player in the world, we look at rugby's highest earners ... Hayne was not previously a registered rugby league player, making him exempt to the June 30 transfer deadline. This makes him the highest-paid rugby player in the world. Contract values are based on reported figures and as such, cannot be viewed as being 100% accurate. He is New Zealand’s best fly-half and he plays for his club, Racing Metro, in France. If you have information on the contract values for other players, let us know. 2. 2018 World Rugby player of the year Johnny Sexton returned to his native Leinster five years ago following a brief stint with Racing 92 and has gone on to become Ireland’s highest-paid player…