Much more then Australian Rugby League players
There wasn't a 2009 Rugby World Cup
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.
about 200 million
The best rugby player in the world of 2012 is.... Dylan Hartley
Football (soccer) started as a pro game much sooner and has been marketed world wide
No. Rugby Union = 15 players Rugby League = 13 players
Australia has the most Rugby players.