Top 10 Highest Paid NRL Players - Telstra Media
Top 10 Highest Paid NRL Players
Cameron SmithThe Melbourne Storm captain, Cameron Smith, is reported to be the highest paid NRL player. The leading point scorer plays hooker, and is known for his key position in defence. He doesn’t miss a beat that Cameron Smith! He is rumoured to be paid a lovely $1 million for all of his great work on the field.
Robbie FarahThe West Tigers hooker, Robbie Farah, is rumoured to be earning $900k. Robbie has played a record 223 games for the West Tigers, and was a key player in the New South Wales victory in 2014’s State of Origin. It’s no wonder he gets such a lovely salary package!
Will HopoateThe very humble Will Hopoate, who dedicated two years to his Mormon Mission prior to the commencement of his Rugby League career, is rumoured to be earning $800K per year. The Parramatta Eels fullback has also played centre in the NSW State of Origin team, as well as winning a grand final on the wing with Manly. He also comes from a family of talented NRL players. We wonder if we can borrow some of his talent?
Trent MerrinThe recent Penrith Panthers new recruit Trent Merrin is not only a significant player signing for the Panthers, but also one of the highest earning NRL players, with reported earnings of $750K a season. The lock forward won the 2010 NRL Grand Final with the St George Illawarra Dragons. Perhaps he will help secure another premiership win for the Panthers!
Josh DuganThe controversial St George Illawarra Dragons player, who was sacked by the Canberra Raiders for multiple off field incidents, Josh Dugan is rumoured to be earning $700K a season. Dugan plays fullback or centre for the Dragons, and has achieved impressive form throughout his NRL career. He’s quite lucky for receiving such a generous salary!
The superhuman Johnathan Thurston is rumoured to earn $1 million. This highly deserving player has often been described as one of the best NRL players in the world! The impressive Cowboys five-eighth makes pretty much everyone’s Fantasy NRL team. Did you know that originally a number of clubs knocked him back because of his size? What a huge mistake for them!