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Rugby Physiques: 12 of the Biggest Beasts in Rugby

Rugby players have near enough doubled in size over the last 30 years.

They now have impressive physiques, REALLY impressive.

Not only are rugby players big but in general but they are lean. This takes a lot of hard work and especially a focus on rugby training and rugby fitness sessions.

12 ripped rugby players:

1. Sonny Bill Williams

Sonny Bill is an undeniable beast and not only is he a force on the rugby field he is also a heavyweight boxer with a 6-0 record with three wins by knock out. His last fight was in Feb of 2013 but he has postponed his boxing career to focus on rugby.

He was formerly the New Zealand Professional Boxing Association Heavyweight Champion and World Boxing Association (WBA) International Heavyweight Champion. He can also bench 310lbs for 3 reps. Long story short there isn’t much Sonny Bill can’t do and do well.


2. Pierre Spies

Pierre  Spies is a South African Rugby Union player. Spies just may have the most impressive physique on this list. He power cleans 300lbs, deadlifts 530lbs and bench presses 360lbs. He also does pull-ups with an extra 110lbs hanging between his legs. Not to mention the fact that he is totally ripped.


3. Leigh Halfpenny

The Wales fullback isn’t the biggest on the list, not by a long shot. Halfpenny has put on some serious size over the years and is a solid unit on the field. He has a great shape and very lean, women’s choice it seems!


4. George North

Another Welshman known for bulldozing his way through defences, North has made his name by being monstrously strong.

His sheer strength was most notably demonstrated on the 2013 Lions tour to Australia when he picked up Israel Folau and carried him… while the ball was in his hand!

SPT_GCK_280613_British and Irish Lions Tour 2013, Australia, Melbourne. Picture Graham Chadwick. George North and the Lions team take a dip in the sea at St Kilda

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