Rugby players because they get more recognition
In South Africa Rugby Union Players are paid an average of four times that of Football players who in turn urn more or less the same as the Cricket Players before the IPL Cricket Tournament was formed.
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 based on the stats as they are protected by very little armour
Soccer players get paid in pounds in England , but in Europe they are paid in Euros.
Soccer Players Big time.
Rugby was named after the place, in England, where William Webb Ellis first picked up a football(soccer ball) and ran with it.
The soccer plays earn more money.
The likely answer is that male soccer players will make more money. This is because male soccer has a larger audience, and therefore gets more attention from corporate sponsorships.
Rugby players have a tough training. rugby players need to be 'big and strong' and so a high protein diet is necessary for 'growth and repair.' If you train, you should eat protein afterwards so your muscles can repair, and in laymans terms, it gets your muscles bigger.