LIST: The five smallest international rugby players ever…

In this post, we’ll look at the smallest players in the global game and ask what they managed to achieve in the game:


5 – Fumiaki Tanaka – 166 cm (5 ft 5 in)

He was the smallest player at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, and is understood to be the smallest player ever to have been involved in Super Rugby. Tanaka has commented that his size “is an advantage”.

DID YOU KNOW: Tanaka has a tradition of shaving his head before the first game of the rugby season.

2= – Romain Teulet -1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)

DID YOU KNOW: He was nicknamed Robocop for his unusual preparation and high success rate for penalty kicks, and le petit lutin (the gnome) for his small size

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