Richest Rugby Players in New Zealand – Have you ever wondered, who are the richest people in New Zealand? Top Most 10 outlines the top 10 richest rugby players in New Zealand in this article. This was made possible by ranking the top 10 using their net worth.
Here are the top 10 Richest Rugby Players in New Zealand
Michael Hooper NZ$1.102 million (€572,000)
Michael Hooper is an Australian rugby union player who is the captain of the Waratahs in Super Rugby and the national side the Wallabies. His playing position is open side flanker.
Nicolas Sanchez NZ$1.119 million (€581,000)
Federico Nicolás Sánchez, is an Argentine rugby union player. He plays as a fly-half for Stade Français in the Top 14 in France.
Sánchez played for Pampas XV at the 2011 Vodacom Cup in South Africa. He moved to Bordeaux in the Top 14 in France, where he played from 2011/12 to 2013/14.
Ma’a Nonu NZ$1.156 million (€600,000)
Ma’a Allan Nonu MNZM is a professional rugby union player from New Zealand who currently plays for Toulon. He plays in the inside centre, but can also cover outside centre and wing.
He was a key member of 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cup winning teams, becoming one of only twenty dual Rugby Union World Cup winners.
Dan Biggar NZ$1.156 million (€600,000)
Daniel Biggar is a Welsh international rugby union outside-half who plays club rugby for the Northampton Saints. He became the youngest player to reach 100 games for his former club, the Ospreys.
On 7 December 2015, Biggar won the BBC Cymru Sports Personality of the Year Award.
Steven Luatua NZ$1.252 million (€650,000)
Steve Luatua is a New Zealand rugby union player. His regular playing position is either as a lock or a loose forward. He plays for the Bristol Bears in the Gallagher Premiership.
Luatua was a member of the New Zealand under 20 team which won the 2010 and 2011 IRB Junior World Championship.
Aaron Cruden NZ$1.310 million (€680,000)
Aaron Wiremu Cruden is a New Zealand rugby union player, who plays for Montpellier, and formerly Manawatu, Chiefs, and the New Zealand internationally. Cruden’s usual position is first five-eighth.
Didn’t seem interested in hanging around in another All Blacks number 10 sweepstake, so headed offshore to joining the foreign legion in France. By all accounts Cruden has been outstanding for Montpellier, justifying the enormous price tag for the back-up international playmaker.
Charles Piutau NZ$1.926 million (€1m)
Salesi Tu’ipulotu “Charles” Piutau is a New Zealand rugby union player.
He plays in the fullback position for England club Bristol Bears in the Premiership, and formerly for New Zealand’s national team the All Blacks.
Matt Giteau NZ$2.119 million (€1.1m)
Matthew James ‘Matt’ Giteau is an Australian rugby union player who now plays for the Japanese Top League side Suntory Sungoliath. During his career he won 100 test caps for Australia.
He was reselected to the national team after several years’ absence under rule known as Giteau’s law. Giteau is a utility back.
Dan Cater NZ$2.119 million (€1.1m)
Daniel William Carter ONZM is a New Zealand rugby union player. Carter plays for Kobelco Steelers in Japan and played for New Zealand’s national team, the All Blacks.
He is the highest point scorer in Test match rugby, and is considered by many experts as the greatest ever first-five eighth in the history of the game.
Israel Folau NZ$2.196 million (€1.4m)
Israel Folau is an Australian professional rugby union footballer who plays for the Waratahs in Super Rugby.
He has previously played professional rugby league and Australian rules football.