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The Springboks won’t be basking in their glory for too long after beating France 37 – 14 at Loftus on the weekend. They will be focusing on the upcoming game against a more robust French team at Kings Park.

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Nine of the top ten highest earners play their rugby in France, although there is no mention of Japan-based players like Jaque Fourie (who was earning R16,000,000 in 2012) and Fourie Du Preez. Last year’s highest earner, Jonny Wilkinson, has retired.

# Player Club Pounds Rands
         
1 Dan Carter Racing Metro (FRA) 1,400,000 27,000,000
2 Matt Giteau Toulon (FRA) 900,000 17,500,000
3 Leigh Halfpenny Toulon (FRA) 600,000 11,600,000
4 Sam Burgess Bath (ENG) 500,000 9,700,000
5 Jonathan Sexton Racing Metro (FRA) 494,000 9,600,000
6 Bryan Habana Toulon (FRA) 474,600 9,120,000
7 Morgan Parra Clermont (FRA) 436,000 8,400,000
8 Thierry Dusautoir Toulouse (FRA) 408,120 7,870,000
9 Bakkies Botha Toulon (FRA) 389,000 7,500,000
10 Jamie Roberts Racing Metro (FRA) 380,000 7,400,000

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With just a few months until the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Great Britain this September, The South African Rugby Union is now in talks to change its policies regarding the resting periods of its Super Rugby sides.

Though nothing official has been confirmed just yet, sources surrounding the Springboks team claim that governing bodies have reached an agreement with their franchises concerning their rest breaks. The sources say that the new policies would ensure that Springbok players play no more than five consecutive weeks, while the team’s top players could even rest for between two and four matches.
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