Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Meet the monstrous 'Heaviest England XV' at Eddie Jones' disposal

As you all know here at Rugby Onslaught we like a good stats list and on the eve of the Six Nations we thought we'd take a look at the heaviest XV Eddie Jones could theoretically pick.

For the sake of expediency and keeping the list relatively realistic we have limited ourselves to the Aviva Premiership. As usual we only pick players in a position that they have played as a professional. 

In some circumstances - using this rule -  we have mixed players according to what would produce the heaviest XV. ie We have started Devoto at 10 and Mallinder at 15, as opposed to other positions they have played across the backline, in a similar fashion to a 'joker card'. 

Of course we invite you to correct any mistakes we've made or players we've left out. You may also like the 'How much do professional rugby players ACTUALLY weigh (by position)'

England's Heaviest XV

  • Average weight: 117kg/258Ibs/18st5Ibs
  • Avg forward weight: 127kg/280Ibs/20st (19.99stone)
  • Total pack weight: 1016kg
  • Avg back weight: 106.5kg/235Ibs/16st9Ibs

1 Jack Stanley 142kg 6'2 - Exeter Chiefs

2 Gerard Ellis 121kg 6ft - London Irish

3 Harry Williams 132kg 6'4 - Exeter Chiefs

4 Elliott Stooke 125kg 6'7 - Gloucester

5 Will Spencer 124kg 6'7 - Bath

6 Matt Garvey 125kg 6'6 - Bath

7 James Haskell 118kg 6'3 - Wasps

8 Billy Vunipola 130kg - 6'2 - Saracens

9 Chris Cook 92kg 5'11 - Bath

10 Ollie Devoto 103kg 6'5 - Bath

11 - Matt Banahan 118kg 6'7 - Bath

12 Manu Tuilagi 112kg* 6ft - Leicester Tigers

13 Mark Atkinson 108kg 6'5 - Gloucester

14 Miles Benjamin 104kg - 6'1 - Leicester Tigers

15 Harry Mallinder 109kg 6'5 - Northampton Saints