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.
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.
it ranges between 30 and 100,000 pounds per week
7 milion rand monthly
1908 when players became fed up with not being paid compensation in rugby union, Australia
Much more then Australian Rugby League players
the average professional rugby player in England is on £56,000 a yr