Marcus Smith Becomes Highest Paid Teenager In Rugby Thanks To New Wage

Not bad for your first professional contract.

Harlequins playmaker Marcus Smith has become the highest paid teenager in world rugby after signing his first professional contract, according to a report in The Times.

The 18-year-old sensation, who’s become a regular for Quins this season, will see out the rest of this season on an academy contract worth less than £30,000 a year.

His new contract, that will see him remain at the Stoop through to the summer of 2022, is expected to start at a whopping £230,000 a year before bonuses.

A £200,000 raise? Not bad at all for the youngster. Money well spent no doubt given his potential.