Manu Tuilagi's insane benchpress record puts England teammates to shame - Ruck

Manu Tuilagi’s insane benchpress record puts England teammates to shame

“How much do you bench bro?” is a question heard around rugby clubs and a gyms all over the country.

The England squad have met for Steve Borthwick’s first training camp as head coach since he replaced Eddie Jones last month.

The entire selection has been kept under wraps, but images of Ben Earl and Northampton centre Fraser Dingwall were released today.

Courtney Lawes has also returned to the squad after recovering from a concussion problem.

It’s also been widely reported that Leicester Tigers tighthead-prop Dan Cole is recalled for the first time since the World Cup final in 2019.

Bench Press record:

RugbyPass have put a list together of the bench press records of elite rugby players.

Here we look at, according to that list, the three strongest players currently in the England squad.


#5. Courtney Lawes (Lock) – 150kg

Courtney Lawes of England during the Match between England and Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium on 19 June 2022. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK