Connect with Irish Times Sport. Soaring budgets and salaries make France the money capital of the European game Sat, Jan 26, As Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal explained to the Midi Olympique last season, players do not receive all their remuneration from the club. Mark Rodden. Sign In Sign Out.
the French media today highlighting the budgets of the Top 14 clubs for you up to the minute with weekly updates from the world of rugby.
Five French rugby clubs have bigger collective budgets than New Zealand Rugby, according to figures released before the start of the new Top.
Forget what you think you know about Top 14 budgets – the numbers released in That is because many of the French clubs are much larger businesses, which club cars and other perks for players and their families.
Take Toulouse for example, who run four club shops dotted around the city, and even at the local airport, as well as the Stade Toulousain Brasserie, a successful restaurant. Not an Irish Times subscriber?
Revealed The Outlandish Budget Of Each Top 14 Club Pundit Arena
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password. Sponsored Future proof: is your business ready for the post-digital age? The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. So while there is clearly more money on offer in France, the budget numbers in themselves are virtually meaningless.
“ In 10 years the average budget rose from nine to 24 million (euros) and all kinds Boeing pledges $ million to help MAX crash families. If Jonathan Sexton moves to France ahead of next season, he will be joining what is, by some distance, the most lucrative rugby. The Top 14 is a professional rugby union club competition that is played in France created in. In –, 4 clubs had a budget over 20 million euros: Toulouse (33), Clermont (24), Racing Métro "Racing Family: U Arena" (in French).
That number is still a great deal higher than the wage bills of Premiership clubs, even with their marquee player allowance, but the difference between the two is not quite as stark as some make out. The exact wage bills of each club are not on record, there is simply a ranking of the clubs, but in reality the salary figures are not that relevant in any case.
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The French Top 14 is by some way rugby's wealthiest club competition. Fuelled by multi millionaire owners and massive TV deals, very few of.
Bourgoin, Brive and Montauban all featured in the Heineken Cup but later fell on hard times, while even Stade and Perpignan have fallen foul of the authorities over their finances. Sign In. Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.
Soaring budgets and salaries make France the money capital of the European game
Mark Rodden. Kerry need a different plan for Donegal; British Open for Portmarnock anyone?