The Changing Face of Rugby & Rugby Nutrition
When you look at the modern game there is more and more emphasis based on the size of players in Rugby. Tom Fordyce looked up the stats and found that in the last 50 years the average weight of English international rugby players has gone up by nearly 20kgs, and the average height has increased by 8cm! Think about that for a second, that’s around 3 stone heavier and over 3 inches taller. A totally different game.
There is no doubt that size is not the only thing that has changed, the strength and power of the players and indeed the way the game is being played has been transformed since the game became professional in 1995.
Wales flyer and British Lion Shane Williams was recently quoted saying –
“It’s a completely different game to even three or four years ago. The players are getting bigger again, even from where they were in 2008. That clearly affects your tactics. You have to adapt your game-plan to the players you’ve got and the ones you will be facing.”