Habana bags R660k per month

2013-08-15 13:15
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Cape Town - Springbok wing Bryan Habana is the third highest earner in the French Top 14, reportedly earning around R660 000 per month.

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According to French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche, Habana's Toulon team-mate Jonny Wilkinson is the highest earner in the French Top 14 with €56 000 per month, followed by Racing Metro's Jonathan Sexton (€52 000) and then Habana on €50 000.

Reports earlier this year indicated that Sexton had signed the most lucrative contract in French rugby's top flight, but fresh claims suggest Wilkinson's deal will see him eclipse his Irish rival.

South Africa's Bakkies Botha, who also plays for Toulon, is also in the top 10 top earners in the competition. The former Blue Bulls lock gets €41 000, which is about R540 800 per month.

Top earners in the French Top 14 - via ESPNscrum and Le Journal du Dimanche:

1. Jonny Wilkinson (Toulon) - €56 000 per month
2. Jonathan Sexton (Racing Metro) - €52 000
3. Bryan Habana (Toulon) - €50 000
4. Morgan Parra (Clermont Auvergne) - €46 000
5. Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse) - €43 000
6. Dimitri Szarzewski (Racing Metro) - €41 000
7. Carl Hayman (Toulon) - €41 000
8. Bakkies Botha (Toulon) - €41 000
9. Jamie Roberts (Racing Metro) - €40 000
10. Matt Giteau (Toulon) - €40 000


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