When these players get the ball, the spectators hold their breath. Capable of smashing their way through the toughest of defenders, these players are built for contact and are not afraid of a big collision.
With the 2024 Guinness Six Nations continuing this weekend, here are the six most powerful Six Nations players to watch.
Maro Itoje – England
18st 2lbs. 6ft 5in. Fast, strong, agile, intelligent and super fit. If The Pearl wasn’t an elite rugby player, you’d half expect to see him crushing skulls in Game of Thrones.
Isuzu Scratch-Card Game:
If you don’t win, don’t worry – you get 2 chances to win every day! Have another attempt by simply answering a quick question following your first unsuccessful scratch.
Don’t forget to come back every day to try and win big!
Andrew Porter – Ireland
With a reported squat personal best of a staggering 350 kg, Andrew Porter’s strength resembles an Olympic standard. Porter smashes the 275kg requirements for an elite-level squat for his size, demonstrating how truly powerful he is for a professional athlete.
The Leinster prop is a fearsome scrummager, capable of winning the ball against the run of play through the sheer force of his driving. Ireland’s resident powerhouse lines up in a frightening front row, along with Tadhg Furlong and Ronan Kelleher.
A dedicated Dubliner, Porter has made over 100 appearances for his hometown club Leinster, since his debut in 2016.
England have learned experience of the power of Porter, as the prop muscled his way over the line from close range, in the 2020 Six Nations. Porter’s international accolades are not limited to just Ireland, as he worked his way onto the 2021 British Lions tour to South Africa.