|The size of professional players by position, might just surprise you.|
If you asked what the weight of a professional rugby player was - most fans could probably somewhat accurately tell you it's 102kg/16stone/225Ibs - with a margin of error of about 2kg. Of course when you dealing with the weight of 15 men, two light ones or two heavy ones could throw that figure out.
Leaving that aside for a second, Rugby Onslaught thought we'd look at the weight per position across the three top European competitions - the Pro12, the Premiership and the Top 14.
A few qualifications before we start: we are lumping both left and right locks and left and right wings together for the sake of expediency. We would also point out that it's surprisingly hard to get accurate weights for some players, but we will work with what we have.
For the purpose of the post will look at players who lined out this weekend, ending Sunday 3rd January, 2016.
Part 1 - The Forwards
Loosehead:Pro12 - 116kg/256Ibs/18st4Ibs
Premiership - 116.3kg/256Ibs/18st4Ibs
Top14 - 117kg/258Ibs/18st6Ibs
Hooker:Pro12 - 106.6kg
Top 14 104.4kg
Tighthead:Pro12 - 117kg/258Ibs/18st6Ibs
Premiership - 118.3kg/261Ibs/18st9Ibs
Locks:Pro12 - 116kg/257Ibs/18st4Ibs
Premiership - 116.4kg/257Ibs/18st5Ibs
Top14* - 117.4kg/259Ibs/18st7Ibs
Blindside/6:Pro12 - 107kg/236Ibs/16st12Ibs
Top14* - 107.1kg/236Ibs/16st12Ibs
Openside/7:Pro12 - 101.25kg/223Ibs/15st13Ibs
Premiership - 104.9kg/231Ibs/16st7Ibs
Number 8Pro12 - 112kg/247Ibs/17st9Ibs
Premiership - 113.1kg/249Ibs/17st11Ibs
Top14 - 111.8kg/246Ibs/17st8Ibs