Player sizes 2012/13

Player sizes vary by position in rugby. Enjoy and learn when you compare height, weight, build and position of players in elite teams.

About the size of elite players

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About player size and EBF

Calculate your EBF

2015 Rugby World Cup players

2012/13 players - in team groups

2012/13 players - in position groups

2012/13 player - position summaries

2013 British and Irish Lions

2013 Wallabies and All Blacks

Player size and EBF varies with position

People ask all sorts of questions about the size of rugby players.

They`re not easy questions to answer.

This is our solution!

Have fun and learn from looking at the height and weight of players.

We present on this site player details that were obtained from the squad pages of the sites of the best rugby clubs.

You will see height, weight and build of players in each team and in each position, with summaries giving highest, lowest and averages.

EvtecHs Build Factor (EBF) is a measure of how "stocky", how well built (beefy) a player is. It combines height and weight together.

EBF is derived from the height and weight of any given player and gives an idea of what type of build is required for the various positions.

Work out your own EBF.

Divide your weight(kg) by your height(cm), then multiply by 1000.

You can do it with the special calculator below.

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Calculate your EBF

Use this special calculator and calculate your EBF.

For pounds and inches use the second calculator. Your numbers will be automatically converted to cm/kg before it calculates your EBF.

Just click in weight, type in your number, tab and put in height.

Then click the calculate button (or tab to it and press "Enter").

Calculate EBF using kg/cm

Weight kg:
Height cm:

see below....

EBF = ...



Calculate EBF using lbs/inches

Weight lb:
Height in:

Weight kg: ???

Height cm: ???

see below....

EBF = ...



Now see how your build compares with the elite players.

EBF is also a measure of how you are likely to use EvtecHs evasion.

EvtecHs is useful to any player with an EBF between 0 and 1000.If you are in the range 300 to 800 you will find it`s fantastic.

My guess is, that shows EvtecHs is great for everyone! :)

This is not deadly serious. If you don`t like your EBF, forget it!

EBF is just a tool to help compare the physique (physical characteristics) of different rugby positions.

You will get more idea about the sizes of positions relative to each other. The heavier, the lighter, taller, shorter and all combinations.

Look out for the unusual ones, too. The centre built like a prop is one I remember!

There is also the biggest scrumhalf who is a bigger build than a good few props, but he is the only one who qualifies.

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2015 Rugby World Cup Player sizes

Information for this section was gathered from a number of sources including wikipedia sites, national and club rugby sites and individual profiles
e.g. Samoa via wikipedia,
Australia via national rugby site,
player Jake Grey via ESPN player profile

[ALL player sizes] plus highest/lowest builds, heights, weights
[Pool A] Australia, England, Wales, Fiji, Uruguay compared
[Pool B] South Africa, Samoa, Japan, Scotland, USA compared
[Pool C] New Zealand, Argentina, Tonga, Georgia, Namibia compared
[Pool D] France, Ireland, Italy, Canada, Romania compared

Some more 2015 Rugby World Cup interesting facts.

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2012/13 Player/position size in teams

February 2013

  • Lions to be replaced in 2013 by Southern Kings
  • Southern Kings squad details not published at the time

The "short" team name is used to save space in display pages.

If you are interested in which clubs players play for, now is the time to look at the short team names under "Cde" in the table below.

You can easily see tallest, shortest, heaviest, lightest , most well built and leanest. Or you can look by name for players of interest.

SIze details of players and position played are displayed in the following orders: Name, EBF, Height and Weight.

H-Cup Teams Cde
Exeter Chiefs XCf
Harlequins Qin
Leicester Tigers LTg
Northampton Saints Nth
Sale Sharks SSh
Saracens Sar
Biarritz Btz
Castres Cas
Clermont-Auvergne CmA
Montpellier Mtp
Racing Metro Rmo
Toulon Tln
Toulouse Tls
Connacht Con
Leinster Lns
Munster Mun
Ulster Uls
Benetton Treviso BTr
Zebre Zeb
Edinburgh Edi
Glasgow Warriors GWa
Cardiff Blues CfB
Ospreys Osp
The Scarlets Sca
Super Rugby
Brumbies Bru
Rebels Rbl
Reds Red
Waratahs Wat
Western Force WFc
Blues Blu
Chiefs Chf
Crusaders Cru
Highlanders Hln
Hurricanes Hur
Bulls Bul
Cheetahs Che
Sharks Shk
Southern Kings SoK
Stormers Stm

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2012/13 Player/position sizes

View a report by clicking on a link in the table.

Each entry in the report you will see represents an individual elite player and gives EBF (build), height, weight, name and team.

Find details for all positions, such as the tallest lock, the heaviest prop, the smallest winger or the beefiest scrum half!

Remember, some players can and do play in more than one position, especially the back row players and outside backs/fullback.

We present details for the first position given for a player.

Example: the club may say the player is a centre/wing, we report as centre or the club says backrower (could include N8), we report as flanker(6).

Player position details can be seen in EBF order, height order, weight order or name order

Player / Position EBF Hgt Wgt Nme
1,3 Prop E H W N
2 Hooker E H W N
4,5 Lock E H W N
6,7 Flanker E H W N
8 No 8 E H W N
9 Scrum-half E H W N
10 Fly-half E H W N
11,14 Wing E H W N
12,13 Centre E H W N
15 Fullback E H W N

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2012/13 Player/position size summaries

View a report by clicking the link. Each report give high, low and average values of current elite players.

Player height

Player weight

Player EBF (build)

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2013 British and Irish Lions

Player sizes for the 2013 Lions Australian tour.

Examine and compare the sizes of players in the two squads.

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2013 Wallabies and All Blacks

Player sizes for the 2013 Rugby Championship series of matches between the Wallabies and the All Blacks.

Examine and compare the sizes of players in the Aus and NZ squads.

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