Player height pcbc, 2012/13

Gives max, min and average height (metric and imperial) of elite rugby players. Positions are compared between countries.

This data is drawn from players playing for the teams contesting the H-Cup and Super Rugby. That is 39 top teams in 9 countries.

For any position you can compare the minimum, maximum and average height of players playing in each of those 9 countries,

For example England has the tallest prop, 196cm(6'5"), and France has the shortest at 173cm(5'8").

Player heights, countries compared


Props heights (Number 1 or 3)


Pos Cry . -Max- -Min- -Ave- . -Max- -Min- -Ave-
=== === . ===== ===== ===== . ===== ===== =====
p 1 Aus . 190cm 178cm 185cm . 6' 3" 5'10" 6' 1"
p 1 Eng . 196cm 175cm 185cm . 6' 5" 5' 9" 6' 1"
p 1 Fra . 195cm 173cm 184cm . 6' 5" 5' 8" 6' 1"
p 1 Ire . 191cm 175cm 184cm . 6' 3" 5' 9" 6' 1"
p 1 Ita . 192cm 177cm 185cm . 6' 4" 5'10" 6' 1"
p 1 NZl . 195cm 181cm 188cm . 6' 5" 5'11" 6' 2"
p 1 Sco . 188cm 178cm 184cm . 6' 2" 5'10" 6' 0"
p 1 RSA . 192cm 178cm 186cm . 6' 4" 5'10" 6' 1"
p 1 Wal . 193cm 177cm 184cm . 6' 4" 5'10" 6' 1"

Hookers heights (Number 2)


Pos Cry . -Max- -Min- -Ave- . -Max- -Min- -Ave-
=== === . ===== ===== ===== . ===== ===== =====
p 2 Aus . 189cm 177cm 183cm . 6' 2" 5'10" 6' 0"
p 2 Eng . 188cm 178cm 182cm . 6' 2" 5'10" 6' 0"
p 2 Fra . 186cm 174cm 181cm . 6' 1" 5' 9" 5'11"
p 2 Ire . 185cm 175cm 180cm . 6' 1" 5' 9" 5'11"
p 2 Ita . 182cm 179cm 181cm . 6' 0" 5'10" 5'11"
p 2 NZl . 185cm 180cm 183cm . 6' 1" 5'11" 6' 0"
p 2 Sco . 185cm 173cm 182cm . 6' 1" 5' 8" 6' 0"
p 2 RSA . 189cm 174cm 180cm . 6' 2" 5' 9" 5'11"
p 2 Wal . 190cm 178cm 183cm . 6' 3" 5'10" 6' 0"

Locks heights (Number 4 or 5)


Pos Cry . -Max- -Min- -Ave- . -Max- -Min- -Ave-
=== === . ===== ===== ===== . ===== ===== =====
p 4 Aus . 205cm 195cm 200cm . 6' 9" 6' 5" 6' 7"
p 4 Eng . 208cm 193cm 199cm . 6'10" 6' 4" 6' 6"
p 4 Fra . 203cm 192cm 199cm . 6' 8" 6' 4" 6' 6"
p 4 Ire . 211cm 195cm 198cm . 6'11" 6' 5" 6' 6"
p 4 Ita . 203cm 194cm 198cm . 6' 8" 6' 4" 6' 6"
p 4 NZl . 204cm 193cm 199cm . 6' 8" 6' 4" 6' 6"
p 4 Sco . 203cm 193cm 199cm . 6' 8" 6' 4" 6' 6"
p 4 RSA . 208cm 193cm 199cm . 6'10" 6' 4" 6' 6"
p 4 Wal . 204cm 183cm 197cm . 6' 8" 6' 0" 6' 5"

Flankers heights (Number 6 or 7)


Pos Cry . -Max- -Min- -Ave- . -Max- -Min- -Ave-
=== === . ===== ===== ===== . ===== ===== =====
p 6 Aus . 198cm 180cm 187cm . 6' 6" 5'11" 6' 2"
p 6 Eng . 201cm 180cm 190cm . 6' 7" 5'11" 6' 3"
p 6 Fra . 202cm 175cm 191cm . 6' 8" 5' 9" 6' 3"
p 6 Ire . 198cm 178cm 189cm . 6' 6" 5'10" 6' 3"
p 6 Ita . 198cm 182cm 190cm . 6' 6" 6' 0" 6' 3"
p 6 NZl . 198cm 177cm 188cm . 6' 6" 5'10" 6' 2"
p 6 Sco . 195cm 181cm 189cm . 6' 5" 5'11" 6' 2"
p 6 RSA . 198cm 180cm 189cm . 6' 6" 5'11" 6' 2"
p 6 Wal . 196cm 178cm 189cm . 6' 5" 5'10" 6' 2"

Number 8s heights (Number 8)


Pos Cry . -Max- -Min- -Ave- . -Max- -Min- -Ave-
=== === . ===== ===== ===== . ===== ===== =====
p 8 Aus . 195cm 189cm 192cm . 6' 5" 6' 2" 6' 4"
p 8 Eng . 193cm 183cm 191cm . 6' 4" 6' 0" 6' 3"
p 8 Fra . 202cm 191cm 194cm . 6' 8" 6' 3" 6' 4"
p 8 Ire . 193cm 191cm 192cm . 6' 4" 6' 3" 6' 4"
p 8 Ita . 194cm 186cm 190cm . 6' 4" 6' 1" 6' 3"
p 8 NZl . 194cm 190cm 192cm . 6' 4" 6' 3" 6' 4"
p 8 Sco . 193cm 188cm 191cm . 6' 4" 6' 2" 6' 3"
p 8 RSA . 195cm 190cm 192cm . 6' 5" 6' 3" 6' 4"

Scrumhalfs heights (Number 9)


Pos Cry . -Max- -Min- -Ave- . -Max- -Min- -Ave-
=== === . ===== ===== ===== . ===== ===== =====
p 9 Aus . 185cm 173cm 178cm . 6' 1" 5' 8" 5'10"
p 9 Eng . 183cm 173cm 177cm . 6' 0" 5' 8" 5'10"
p 9 Fra . 185cm 172cm 177cm . 6' 1" 5' 8" 5'10"
p 9 Ire . 188cm 170cm 179cm . 6' 2" 5' 7" 5'10"
p 9 Ita . 180cm 174cm 177cm . 5'11" 5' 9" 5'10"
p 9 NZl . 187cm 166cm 179cm . 6' 2" 5' 5" 5'11"
p 9 Sco . 183cm 175cm 178cm . 6' 0" 5' 9" 5'10"
p 9 RSA . 185cm 169cm 175cm . 6' 1" 5' 7" 5' 9"
p 9 Wal . 185cm 173cm 179cm . 6' 1" 5' 8" 5'11"

Flyhalfs heights (Number 10)


Pos Cry . -Max- -Min- -Ave- . -Max- -Min- -Ave-
=== === . ===== ===== ===== . ===== ===== =====
p10 Aus . 191cm 176cm 183cm . 6' 3" 5' 9" 6' 0"
p10 Eng . 196cm 174cm 182cm . 6' 5" 5' 9" 6' 0"
p10 Fra . 190cm 178cm 183cm . 6' 3" 5'10" 6' 0"
p10 Ire . 193cm 178cm 182cm . 6' 4" 5'10" 6' 0"
p10 Ita . 183cm 171cm 178cm . 6' 0" 5' 7" 5'10"
p10 NZl . 190cm 175cm 182cm . 6' 3" 5' 9" 6' 0"
p10 Sco . 191cm 176cm 183cm . 6' 3" 5' 9" 6' 0"
p10 RSA . 191cm 178cm 184cm . 6' 3" 5'10" 6' 0"
p10 Wal . 188cm 172cm 179cm . 6' 2" 5' 8" 5'10"

Wings heights (Number 11 or 14)


Pos Cry . -Max- -Min- -Ave- . -Max- -Min- -Ave-
=== === . ===== ===== ===== . ===== ===== =====
p11 Aus . 193cm 180cm 186cm . 6' 4" 5'11" 6' 1"
p11 Eng . 193cm 173cm 183cm . 6' 4" 5' 8" 6' 0"
p11 Fra . 195cm 171cm 184cm . 6' 5" 5' 7" 6' 0"
p11 Ire . 191cm 175cm 184cm . 6' 3" 5' 9" 6' 0"
p11 Ita . 192cm 171cm 184cm . 6' 4" 5' 7" 6' 0"
p11 NZl . 195cm 173cm 184cm . 6' 5" 5' 8" 6' 1"
p11 Sco . 195cm 175cm 185cm . 6' 5" 5' 9" 6' 1"
p11 RSA . 191cm 175cm 183cm . 6' 3" 5' 9" 6' 0"
p11 Wal . 198cm 173cm 183cm . 6' 6" 5' 8" 6' 0"

Centres heights (Number 12 or 13)


Pos Cry . -Max- -Min- -Ave- . -Max- -Min- -Ave-
=== === . ===== ===== ===== . ===== ===== =====
p12 Aus . 196cm 175cm 186cm . 6' 5" 5' 9" 6' 1"
p12 Eng . 193cm 175cm 184cm . 6' 4" 5' 9" 6' 0"
p12 Fra . 193cm 170cm 184cm . 6' 4" 5' 7" 6' 1"
p12 Ire . 189cm 178cm 183cm . 6' 2" 5'10" 6' 0"
p12 Ita . 191cm 178cm 184cm . 6' 3" 5'10" 6' 1"
p12 NZl . 190cm 173cm 182cm . 6' 3" 5' 8" 6' 0"
p12 Sco . 193cm 178cm 186cm . 6' 4" 5'10" 6' 1"
p12 RSA . 192cm 175cm 186cm . 6' 4" 5' 9" 6' 1"
p12 Wal . 193cm 180cm 187cm . 6' 4" 5'11" 6' 1"

Fullbacks heights (Number 15)


Pos Cry . -Max- -Min- -Ave- . -Max- -Min- -Ave-
=== === . ===== ===== ===== . ===== ===== =====
p15 Aus . 193cm 182cm 186cm . 6' 4" 6' 0" 6' 1"
p15 Eng . 191cm 178cm 184cm . 6' 3" 5'10" 6' 0"
p15 Fra . 192cm 165cm 184cm . 6' 4" 5' 5" 6' 0"
p15 Ire . 191cm 175cm 183cm . 6' 3" 5' 9" 6' 0"
p15 Ita . 190cm 170cm 181cm . 6' 3" 5' 7" 5'11"
p15 NZl . 186cm 180cm 183cm . 6' 1" 5'11" 6' 0"
p15 Sco . 185cm 180cm 183cm . 6' 1" 5'11" 6' 0"
p15 RSA . 194cm 177cm 184cm . 6' 4" 5'10" 6' 0"
p15 Wal . 191cm 179cm 186cm . 6' 3" 5'10" 6' 1"
Created: 28/01/13