Analysis of the 2019 RWC players

WITH the 2019 tournament well underway and throwing up some surprise results and upsets, please see below a press release on new research on the size/weight of Rugby players at this year’s World Cup, compared to previous World Cups. The key findings – which are from Zegami, a data visualisation company -  include: The five heaviest players in 2019 are marginally lighter than the 5 heaviest players of 2015 But when compared with 1987, they are 2 full stone heavier Even without Devin Toner the 6ft 11in Irish forward, the average height of the tallest five players is marginally higher The heaviest winger to ever take the pitch, Fijian Nemani Nadolo, is 5 stone heavier than the heaviest winger from 1987.