Because Football pulls in alot more money than Rugby. More people pay to watch it on TV, they get higher attendances for matches, meaning bigger sponsorship deals, sell more merchandise and basically more people are interested in football & watch it.
Rugby players because they get more recognition
Soccer players are paid vastly more at the professional levels than rugby players
Football (soccer) started as a pro game much sooner and has been marketed world wide
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.
Football get paid the most.
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
Much more then Australian Rugby League players
football players get paid more
In most Professional sports like rugby, football, basketball, tennis the players get paid And in some cases A LOT!