Sun 9 Jun 2019 | 09:35

World Rugby U20 champs: The long and short of it

World Rugby U20 champs: The long and short of it
Sun 9 Jun 2019 | 09:35
World Rugby U20 champs: The long and short of it
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JUNIOR WORLD CUP SPOTLIGHT: The championship has typically been an efficient conveyor belt of talent for the professional game.

A total of 655 players have graduated from the Championship to full test level, while the majority of Tier One squad members can expect to enjoy a professional career in the game.

After Round two we take a  look at some of the larger specimens of young players from across the tournament squads.

The heaviest player at this year’s tournament tips the scales at 135kg, with a total of three players weighing in north of 130 kilos.  There are also no less than nine players standing 6 foot 7 inches or more.

 Here is a list of the heaviest and tallest players in the World Rugby U20s Championship.

Australia

Trevor Hosea
Lock
6’8 (2.04m)
117kg (18 stone 6 pounds)

Nick Frost
Lock
6’9 (2.06m)
110kg (17 stone 5 pounds)

New Zealand

Kaliopasi Uluilakepa
Prop
6’3 (1.90m)
135kg (21 stone 3 pounds)

England

Rusiate Tuima
Backrow
6’3 (1.90m)
129kg (20 stone 4 pounds)

Alfie Petch

Alfie Petch

Alfie Petch
Prop
6’1
124kg (19 stone 8 pounds)

Joel Kpoku
Lock
6’5 (1.96m)
126kg (19 stone 12 pounds)

Joe Heyes
Prop
6’2 (1.89m)
127kg (20 stone)

Georgia

Gia Koraisvilli
Prop
6’1 (1.85m)
125kg (19 stone 10 pounds)

Ireland

Charlie Ryan
Lock
6’7 (2.01m)
110kg (17 stone 5 pounds)

Niall Murray
Lock
6’7 (2.01m)
99kg (15 stone 8 pounds)

Italy

Matteo Nocera
Prop
6’4 (1.94m)
126kg (19 stone 11 pounds)

Scotland

Marshall Sykes
Lock
6’7 (2m)
112kg (17 stone 9 pounds)

Cameron Henderson
Lock
6’7.5 (2.02m)
109kg (17 stone 4 pounds)

South Africa

Prop Asenathi Ntlabakanye

Asenathi Ntlabakanye

Asenathi Ntlabakanye
Prop
6ft (1.82m)
134kg (21 stone 1 pound)

JJ van der Mescht
Lock
6’7 (2m)
130kg (20 stone 7 ounds)

Emile Van Herden
Lock
6’7 (2m)
100kg (15 stone 10 pounds)

Wales

Ed Scragg
Lock
6’7 (2m)
114kg (17 stone 13 pounds)

Weights and heights are sourced from the World Rugby U20s website. 

Source: RugbyPass

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