Revealed: The biggest and strongest beasts in rugby

Rugby is dominated by big men that tower over the rest of us mere mortals. There are, however, a few individuals who quite literally stand head and shoulders above the rest.

Here, RUCK picks out the giants who look on course to make their mark this season.

Courtney Lawes – England

The England lock, who now has 80 caps, will look to the 6ft 6in forward to bash his way over the gain-line.  Not only does he bench press 140 kilograms, but has frighteningly electric acceleration.

Andrew Porter – Ireland

Porter is poised to make a sizeable impact for Ireland moving forward. The 24-year-old Leinster tighthead is a huge carrier, massive in the scrum and is renowned for his freakish ability in the gym.