Stuart Hogg’s reported salary at Montpellier is a substantial one

Big bucks.

Former Scotland, Lions, and Exeter Chiefs fullback Stuart Hogg recently agreed a deal to come out of retirement and return to professional rugby.

Montpellier owner Mohed Altrad has confirmed that Hogg will join the Top 14 outfit on a two-year contract with the option for a third.

The deal was officially confirmed just days after Montpellier retained their Top 14 status after narrowly beating Grenoble in a relegation play-off game.

Hogg has been dealing with several personal issues in recent months, having completed some time in rehab. But he’s now set to return to the game he left abruptly ahead of the Rugby World Cup last year and he will be paid a tidy salary to do so.

Local media in France are reporting that Hogg will earn in the region of £350,000 a season to lace his boots up again.

While this will be a pay cut compared to his earnings at Exeter Chiefs it’s certainly not a figure to be sniffed at, especially as he has been out of the game for an extended period.

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