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The Changing Weight of Rugby Players

THE CHANGING WEIGHT OF RUGBY PLAYERS AS THE POPULARITY AND COMPETITIVENESS OF RUGBY GROWS, SO HAS THE AVERAGE WEIGHT OF RUGBY PLAYERS. DUE TO IMPROVED CONDITIONING, NUTRITION AND TRAINING, RUGBY PLAYERS HAVE BEEN GAINING MORE WEIGHT AND MUSCLE. 1994 2015 1994 2015 2015 ENGLAND TEAM AVERAGED ENGLAND TEAM AVERAGED WALES AND FRANCE TEAMS AVERAGED 14st 5lb 16st 6lb 16st 7lb (92.3kg) (104kg) (106.8kg) IN THE LAST 50 YEARS THE AVERAGE WEIGHT OF ENGLISH INTERNATIONAL RUGBY PLAYERS HAS GONE UP BY NEARLY 3st 2lb (20kg) IN 25 YEARS, THE WEIGHT OF RUGBY UNION PLAYERS HAS INCREASED 4X FASTER THAN YOUNG MEN IN THE WIDER COMMUNITY. THE HEIGHT AND WEIGHT OF THE PLAYERS HAS INCREASED ON AVERAGE BY 2.35CM AND 10lb (4.9kg) PER GENERATION (25 YEARS). COMPARING THE SIZE OF RUGBY PLAYERS TO THE AVERAGE MAN: 2015 2018 193CM 189CM 178CM 180CM 12st 8lb 16st 6lb 12st 12lb 16st 10lb (80kg) (104kg) (82kg) (106kg) COMPARING THE SIZE OF RUGBY PLAYERS OVER THE YEARS: 1962 1982 2002 2015 13st 7lb 14st 2lb 16st 16st 6lb (86kg) (90kg) (102kg) (104kg) PLAYER STATS: ENGLAND FLY HALF 2003 AND 2015 NAME: NAME: SIR JONNY WILKINSON OWEN FARRELL HEIGHT: 188CM HEIGHT: 177CM WEIGHT: WEIGHT: 14st (89kg) 15st 2lb (96kg) THE COST: AS RUGBY PLAYERS GROW IN SIZE, INJURIES HAVE INCREASED IN THE GAME. THE FORCE OF A RUGBY TACKLE CAN BE EQUIVALENT TO THAT OF A CAR CRASH. INJURIES: 2002/03 2012/13 676 739 AVERAGE HOURS LOST PER SEASON: AMERICAN FOOTBALL RUGBY 220 112 ICE HOCKEY FOOTBALL CRICKET 40 10 PRESENTED BY: ScaleSmart

The Changing Weight of Rugby Players

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An infographic looking at the fascinating and potentially dangerous phenomenon of the weight of the average rugby player steadily increasing season after season.

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