Top 20 Richest NRL Salaries Heading into 2017

Corey Norman (Eels) $750k

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The Eels fans were relieved when Norman agreed to a new 3-year deal with $2.25 million.

Despite being charged with drugs possession, the Eels agreed to show their best player-maker the money, once cash was freed up with the departure of Kieran Foran from the club


Josh Dugan (Dragons) $800k

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After having his contract terminated by the Canberra Raiders at the start of the 2013 season, following a string of off-field incidents.

The St George-Illawarra Dragons swooped on Dugan with a 3-year deal worth 2.2 million that will keep him that will seep him remain the Big Red V until the end of the 2017 season.


James Graham (Bulldogs) $800k

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The former St Helens star re-signed with the Canterbury Bulldogs on a four-year deal worth $800,000 per season and will see him remain a Bulldogs until the end of the 2018 season.

Talk of a disgruntled Graham had him linked with a move to Manly at the end of the 2016 season, but Graham confirmed he would never consider playing for another club in the NRL.

Will Hopoate (Bulldogs) – $800k

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Hopoate signed a 2-year contract with the Parramatta Eels starting in 2014, after his Mormon mission ended.

In 2015, he agreed to re-sign with the Eels on a 3-year contract, however due to legal complications, the contract wasn’t registered and Hopoate was left a free agent.

December 2015, Hopoate signed a 2-year contract with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs starting in 2016 worth $1.6 million per season. Not bad for somebody that doesn’t play on Sundays.

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