Today is the second match day at the World Rugby U20 Championship in France. After a big start which included the introduction of the new tackle height trial, six fixtures will be played across three venues.
Interest in the competition is ever increasing, as are the size of the players.
With earlier talent identification taking place players are being enrolled in professional rugby systems earlier and earlier, where they have access to better nutritional management, weight training programmes and lifestyle guidance.
As a result, many are reaching their maximal size potential while they are still at U20s level. Many on the list are already playing professional rugby, while others are coming off the production line physically ready to play at the highest level.
Last year RugbyPass looked at the biggest U20s players in 2017 competition, which you can read here. Two of last year’s list make a repeat appearance this year.
Continue reading below…
The average weight and height of the 18 players on our list is 127kg/20 stone and 193cm/6’4 inches.
Club: Queensland Reds
Comment: Brother of Puma’s lock Tomas.
Club: Leicester Tigers
Club: Northampton Saints
Comment: Son of Ireland international Trevor Brennan
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Club: Lelo Saracens
Club: Melbourne Rebels
Club: Modena Rugby
Club: Cardiff Blues
— U20 Rugby (@U20Rugby) February 27, 2017
Club: Racing 92
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