Who are the biggest scorers off the field?
The names Beauden Barrett, Owen Farrell and Alun Wyn Jones elicit images of superstars on the playing field.
However, they are also among the biggest scorers off the rugby pitch – where they will cash in on their performances during the World Cup.
And social media is where some of the game’s biggest players cash in.
Interested in the game’s biggest influencers means they earn huge amounts on sponsored posts on their official Instagram profiles.
Top of the list is New Zealand’s Beauden Barrett, who makes the most from Instagram.
The flyhalf maverick currently has 453,600 followers and earns an astonishing average of US$1,806.00 per post.
Thereafter, is England’s dynamic Owen Farrell. The flyhalf has 259,600 followers and on average accumulates a hefty US$1,039.00 per post.
In third position is Argentina’s record points scorer Nicolás Sánchez, who has 196,500 followers and on average benefits from US$788.00 per post.
Just below, Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton with a following of 177,600, can enjoy a financial sum of US$715.00 per sponsored post upload on Instagram.
Italy’s most-capped player Sergio Parisse is in seventh spot. The loose forward has 120,500 followers on Instagram and on average, banks a sizeable US$482.00 per sponsored post.
Interestingly, World Rugby Player of the Year 2018 nominee and South African scrumhalf Francois de Klerk ranks eighth – generating US$479.00 per any sponsored post he shares with his 118,600 followers.
Whilst, Alun Wyn Jones who captained and inspired Wales to Six Nations glory earlier this year, is in 10th position with 64,800 followers and has an earning prowess of US$353.00 per sponsored post.
On the other end, is Russia’s Vasily Artemyev. The wing who has 1,000 followers, earns a mere US$50.00 per post.
Similarly, Namibia’s Johan Deysel with a following of 2,200, has an earning power of US$50.00 per post as well.
Samoa’s loose forward Chris Vui has the same number of followers as Deysel, but gets marginally more at US$55.00 per post.
Source: Live Rugby Tickets