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After watching this, you'll see why Pollard is the world's highest paid player

World Cup-winning flyhalf Handre Pollard is comfortably South Africa’s highest-paid player in the world and there is little to no doubt about his ability when seeing what he is capable of.


Of the Top 15 highest-paid players, just two – Beauen Barrett and Michael Hooper – ply their trade-in Super Rugby, while the rest are all European-based.

Prior to the 2019 World Cup, Pollard signed with French club Montpellier which, according to the report, sees him pocket an astounding £1 million per season. Springbok scrumhalf Francios de Klerk’s deal with Sale Sharks is estimated to be in the region of £500,000.

But then again, we always knew Pollard would be destined for great things, since his schoolboy days at Paarl Gimnasium.

When comparing the Top Five top earners of 2019 and 2020, England’s Owen Farrell and New Zealand’s Charles Piutau are the only survivors on the list.


Source: BRugby, Rugby’O’Top & World Rugby

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