5. Aaron Cruden NZ$1.310 million (€680,000)
Aaron Wiremu Cruden is a New Zealand rugby union player, who plays for Montpellier, and formerly Manawatu, Chiefs, and the New Zealand internationally. Cruden’s usual position is first five-eighth.
Didn’t seem interested in hanging around in another All Blacks number 10 sweepstake, so headed offshore to joining the foreign legion in France. By all accounts Cruden has been outstanding for Montpellier, justifying the enormous price tag for the back-up international playmaker.