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.
In comparison to American football players and soccer players they certainly are not over paid but for the top players its considered that they may be under paid
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.
1908 when players became fed up with not being paid compensation in rugby union, Australia
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,
top ten highest paid rugby players
Not much, compared to other sporting industries. Their average pay is like 150,000 and in AFL is like 250,000.
Rugby players because they get more recognition
Soccer players are paid vastly more at the professional levels than rugby players
League players were paid as early as the 1882 when the NRL broke away from the RFU and set up the league. Union however only started getting paid in In 1995 the IRB conceded that players would be allowed to receive payments in the Union code
they make about 4.5 mil up to 5 mil
i reckon they should but there just overpaid
I'm afraid that women rugby players do not get paid, therefore they are not professional as it seems they do not command a large enough audience. They are allowed to claim expenses but must do it for the love of the game & country.
It has to be remembered that until recently (2003) Union players were not paid at all. The female game is developing and the gate money is increasing as is the sponsorship.
7 milion rand monthly
Players like Jermaine Easter get paid £500 per match.