Three of the top 14 superstars are among the highest-paid players in the world

Three of the top 14 superstars are among the highest-paid players in the world

According to information from Ruck magazine, three of the top 14 players are among the top 5 highest paid players in the world.

Considered by many to be the best sporting league in the world, the Top 14 is also a financially strong league, and the problems English clubs are facing (Wasps and Worcester have been dropped from Division One in recent weeks) will only add to the edge. of the French Championship, which is no longer contested except by Super Rugby, which brings together the best franchises in the southern hemisphere. Shown in numbers, with the magazine ad tuck, which reveals the names of the highest-paid players in the world (even if the numbers are necessarily hard to verify). And among the top five in the ranking there are three players from the French championship. New Zealand full-back Charles Beutau (31) remained the player with the highest salary, thanks to the 1.16 million euros that Bristol gave him this season.. He’s ahead of two top 14 stars: Racing 92’s Scottish opener Finn Russell (30) and South African full-back (or winger) Toulon’s Cheslin Kolbe (29), who earn €990,000. In fourth place, two more players are tied: the English third (or second) row of Saracens Maro Itoje (28), and the player who has just been relegated to the top 14 due to his club’s financial problems. From Northampton, the Welsh opener Dan Biggar (33), who earns 930,000 euros per season.

Changes at the top of the rankings in 2023

This ranking is slightly different from last year, because the previous second in the top five, Handry Pollard, left Montpellier for Leicester, with a lower salary. And the tuck It is already believed that the classification will also change in 2023. In fact, Finn will leave Russell Racing for Bath, Which appears to be one of the few English clubs in good financial health as it commands a salary of €975,000 per season.n, while Charles Beautau is being announced upon Bristol’s departure and even if his club’s name is not liquidated, he has very little chance of being signed for a salary in the seven figures as is currently the case.

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