RU average salaries
In an effort to improve transparency around player salaries, the RFU has released these details, thought they might be of interest:
- Stand-off/Fly-half - £175k per year
- Average player - £144k per year
- 2nd rowers - £158k per year
- Scrum halves - £118k per year, lowest paid backs
The stand offs was bumped up as a number of them apparently earn £400k+
What are the average RL salaries for SL and the championship?
England RU players also earn another 23k per match they play, and will have some big endorsements from Blue Chip companies.
With a decent TV deal, and proper backing from internationals this isn't really a surprise.
Sadly the Twickenham internationals each Autumn will probably earn more than Super League does in an entire season. Such is life.
There will be a few in Super League on 'good' money (& I know it's all relative), but there will be other squad players earning 25/30k a year to get absolutely bashed up week in week out.