BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 12: Ayumu Goromaru of the Reds kicks during the Super Rugby Pre-Season match between the Reds and the Brumbies at Ballymore Stadium on February 12, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Japanese fullback Akumu Goromaru has reportedly overtaken All Black Dan Carter as the world highest paid rugby union player.

Goromaru, who shot to fame during the 2015 World Cup, starring for the national side at fullback, will play for the Queensland Reds this season, before joining Toulon next year.

According to a French newspaper, Goromaru is now the world's highest paid player, earning 200,000 euros per month, with the majority coming from sponsorship.