Top 20 Richest NRL Salaries Heading into 2017

These NRL players are at the top of their game, and are getting paid top dollar to play the sport they love, something most of us can only dream of doing.

We have the top 20 highest paid NRL players (with rumoured base salary, third party agreements and the marquee player allowance)


Trent Hodkinson (Knights) $600k

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Newcastle signed former NSW halfback one a 3 year deal worth $1.8 million at the end of the 2015 season.

Hodkinsons’ first year at the club was far from his best, but the Knights will need Hodkinson to produce his best more then ever in 2017 with the loss of Jarrod Mullen due to a positive drug test.


Andrew Fifita (Sharks) $650k

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Mid-way through the 2014 season Fifita re-signed with Cronulla on a four-year deal until the end of the 2018 season, after a deal with the Canterbury Bulldogs worth more than $800,000 a season went sour. 

The 27-year will be looking to cash in on his next deal as Fifita scored the winning Try in the 2016 Grand Final for Cronulla and is arguably the most damaging forward in the game today.


James Tamou (Panthers) $700k

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In one of the worst kept secrets in 2016, Tamou signed a four-year deal. The Deal that is estimated to be worth $2.8 million dollars will see him remain at the club at least until the end of the 2020 season.


Trent Merrin (Panthers) $750k

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Wanting more game time then they Dragons were providing him, Merrin signed a deal reportedly worth $750,000 a season, before the start of the 2015 season.

Penrith were impressed so much with his output in 2016 that the Panthers quickly agreed to a contract extension that will see him remain at the bottom of the foot hills until theend of the 2020 season.

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