Japan’s players line up before the Test match against New Zealand. England players’ £25,000 match fees may take a hit in the future, according to the RFU’s departing chief executive, Steve Brown, after the governing body announced a loss of £30.9m Jonathan Joseph of Bath Rugby during the Premiership Rugby Cup group match between Bath Rugby and Gloucester Rugby at the Recreation Ground, Bath, Somerset on February 4. Here is the current list of highest earners at every Gallagher Premiership club… NOTE: We’ve included London Irish after their promotion to the top flight was confirmed. Yeah the top level ones do at the international level. Bath Rugby: Jonathan Joseph – £300,000. Rugby players in the United States make quite a bit less, with some estimates putting the highest-paid players earning about $70,000 annually. How Much Do Rugby Players Get Paid? By ShopRugby / June 16th, 2014 / There are currently 0 comments We all know that footballers are absolutely minted, often having more money than sense, but rugby player wages are hardly ever talked about. In England, the best-paid rugby players earn between $200,000 pounds, or $281,118, up to $1 million pounds, or $140 million. England will benefit from £5 million in bonuses if they win the World Cup - £215,000 per man. In fact the 7s teams from some countries are leading the charge in terms of not just pay, but equal pay between the men and women sides. The 2019 World Cup hosts are being paid just 2,000 yen per player, per day. Female players at English rugby clubs are being paid to play for the first time, Telegraph Sport can reveal, in a move which has echoes of the men’s game's transition to … England's rugby players want to increase their match fee by £10,000 to £25,000.