Ben Tameifuna ordered to lose weight after returning to Racing at 25 stone
Racing 92 have ordered Ben Tameifuna to lose weight with the club unhappy with the Tonga international’s condition following his return from the Rugby World Cup.
According to reports in France, Tameifuna tipped the scales at 160kg when he reported back to the Top14 club.
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Midi Olympique claim that Racing have now told the player that he will not be considered for selection until he trims down to 140kg, the weight he was at pre-tournament, leaving Tameifuna facing a weight cut of 20kg.
It is not the first time Racing have been unhappy with the 28-year-old’s weight.
In 2018, Tameifuna returned for pre-season weighting 166kg.
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I suggest for an injection of rugby enthusiasm watch URC and Heineken Cup. Last night's game between campions Stormers and 15 on the trot unbeaten Leinster ended in a thrilling the draw in the worst possible rugby conditions producing seven tries, outstanding defence, and some really exciting running by both sides. Huge physicality, great set piece contests (virtually every lineout was contested), great maul, running, intercept and kick chase tries and just about everything one could want. One side 22 points adrift after 35 minutes only to go five up with ten to play putting on 27 unanswered points and then in the death an absolutely magic try levelling the score with an impossible kick in high wind being snatched away at the last second. all in front of a full house stadium and over half a million TV viewers. Now that is the game played in heaven - rugby.Go to comments
Nice one Nick. He actually reminds me of more physical David Knox - those deft passes to keep the defences guessing still burns in my memory.Go to comments