Much more then Australian Rugby League players
A Rugby Union players gets much more than Rugby League players. Rugby League players get between (in average) 80,000k-120,000k. The highest paid rugby league player earns 500,000k a year.
Rugby League players in Australia get paid very low. Their average yearly income is about 200 thousand. If you compare Rugby League to other sports such as, AFL, NFL, major league and NBA, Rugby League is like a welfare payment. Rugby League is the toughest sport. It's fast and rought. Countries that are developing Rugby League such as Amercia and Lebanon, their players don't get paid at all. NRL (National Rugby League) which is running in Australia, has a salary cap. That's the reason why, Rugby League players are so under-paid. The highest paid rugby league player in Australia is about 500k for 3 years. Super League in England is better than NRL, at least their payment are double then the ones in NRL.
Rugby League players = Very low, an average of 80,000-100,000 Rugby Union Players = regional league level in the UK they are averaging £30,000 per year/per player without including appearance fees, marketing, branding support, interviews for TV and Radio,
1908 when players became fed up with not being paid compensation in rugby union, Australia
Between $30,000 to $450, 000 a season. Depending on the team, the athlete and his poisiton/role in the side.
Not much, compared to other sporting industries. Their average pay is like 150,000 and in AFL is like 250,000.
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