Ex Sport 24
What is scary is how big thesesums are.
Cape Town - Injured Stormers and Springbok wing Bryan Habana has reason to smile ahead of his move to French giants Toulon at the end of the Super Rugby season - R500 000 reasons per month in fact!
According to the Irish Times website
, citing French rugby newspaper Midi Olympique, Habana will pocket a cool €42 000 per month (R500 000) when he runs out for the French Top 14 log leaders later this year.
However, Habana won't be Toulon's highest earner
. That honour will go to former England flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson who has just agreed a new contract (€47 000pm), but that sum is significantly reduced from the €800 000-a-year deal he signed in 2009.
Meanwhile, outgoing Leinster and Ireland flyhalf Jonathan [removed]ton is set to become the top-paid player in French rugby next season
[removed]ton is set to earn a net salary of €55 000 (R640 000) per month when he wears the colours of Racing Metro. The average Top 14 salary is €12 000 (R140 000) per month.
Top five earners in the French Top 14 (2013/14 season):
Jonathan [removed]ton (Racing Metro) €55 000 per month
Jonny Wilkinson (Toulon) €47 000
Bryan Habana (Toulon) €42 000
Nicolas Mas (Montpellier) €38 000
James Hook (Perpignan) €35 000
Anybody know what our guys earn for playing for a Super 15 Franchise bet its nowhere near this.