The fifth flyhalf on this list, Wales pivot Dan Biggar has made the most of his big-money move from Ospreys to Northampton, where he has shone for the Saints since joining in 2018. Highest Paid Rugby Players In The World 2020: Here’s the list of world’s top 10 richest Rugby players. Despite their recent woes, English club Saracens are also represented in the top-earners list, with internationals Maro Itoje and Owen Farrell in second and third place respectively. 2020-04-30 18:30. in Rugby. Ayumu Goromaru is a Japanese rugby union player who is currently playing for the Yamaha Júbilo and Japan internationally. He has played brilliantly for the club after signing. 1. Steven. Kearney... Saracens and England lock Maro Itoje priced himself out of a move to Racing 92 according to the club's owner Jacky Lorenzetti. 1) Charles Piutau (Bristol) and Handre Pollard (Montpellier) $2.05 million (R37.5 million), 3) Maro Itoje (Saracens) $1.79m (R32.6 million), 4) Owen Farrell (Saracens) $1.53m (R27.8 million), 5) Steven Luatua (Bristol) $1.33m (R24.2 million), 6) Dan Biggar (Northampton) $1.23m (R22.3 million), 7) Nicolas Sanchez (Stade Francais) and Morgan Parra (Clermont Auvergne) $1.18m (R21.4 million), 9) Michael Hooper (Waratahs) $1.17m (R21.2 million), 10) Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs) and Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers) $1.12m (R20.3 million), 12) Johnny Sexton (Leinster) $1.09m (R19.8 million), 13) Finn Russell (Racing 92) $1.08m (R19.7 million), 14) Beauden Barrett (Blues) $1.06m (19.3 million), 15) Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks) $1.02m (R18.5 million). ? window.scriptsToInit.push('BrightCoveEmbeddedScrollVideo.init("6151883917001");'); WalesOnline reports that legendary playmaking duo Dan Carter and Matt Giteau are on contracts worth around £1.1m (NZ$2.2m/AU$2.1m) at Kobelco Steelers and Suntory Sungoliath, respectively, but both players are set to move on following the cancellation of this year’s Top League. Ex-All Blacks speedster Charles Piutau deserted his international ambitions at the premature age of 23 when he signed a lucrative deal with PRO14 side Ulster in 2015, and then became British rugby’s first million-pound player when he joined Bristol three years later. thesouthafrican.com is Contract values are based on reported figures and as such, cannot be viewed as being 100% accurate. Former All Blacks loose forward Steven Luatua opted for financial riches ahead of an illustrious international career when he left New Zealand to join English side Bristol in the RFU Championship three years ago. The likes of Matt Giteau and Dan Carter are effectively free agents which has changed the current Top 15 highest paid players.