Rugby players have near enough doubled in size over the last 30 years. The demand for bigger, faster and stronger players is evident in squad and academy choices. Rugby players as young as 15-16 are pushed into the gym to add size. Is this a problem? That’s a totally different article. Nevertheless, rugby players have impressive physiques, REALLY impressive. Not only are rugby players big but in general they are lean, this takes a lot of hard work and dieting. We have covered rugby nutrition, rugby supplementation and training previously. Now, let’s get into it.