Three of the world's highest earning rugby players - from England, Scotland and Wales.Three of the world's highest earning rugby players - from England, Scotland and Wales.
Three of the world's highest earning rugby players - from England, Scotland and Wales. | Getty Images

Who is the richest rugby star in the world 2024? Top 10 richest rugby union players - Finn Russell net worth

The top rugby stars can now command huge salaries - and you don't need to be a World Cup winner to cash in.

We're used to hearing about the vast sums of money earned by the likes of footballers, golfers and tennis players - but in recent years rugby union has been catching up.

The top dogs of the sport can now expect to earn salaries of hundreds of thousands of pounds - and that's before bonuses, sponsorship and image rights.

And history has been made recently with players passing the £1 million-a-year mark for the first time.

We've looked at a number of sources to come up with this rugby union rich list - based on reported salaries paid out by the world's biggest clubs.

Here are the top 10.

And history has been made recently with players passing the £1 million-a-year mark for the first time.