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When it comes to tipping the scales, no one in World Rugby comes close to Ben Tameifuna.
The Tongan tighthead prop, known for his barnstorming runs and back-breaking tackles, listed a whopping 153kg playing weight in the Rugby World Cup statistics.
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Some distance behind Tameifuna in second was former Sacred Heart College student and current Wallabies prop, Taniela “Tongan Thor” Tupou at 135kg.
And while Tonga was still searching for its first 2019 Rugby World Cup win, they could take pride in two other victories.
The small island nation, ranked 16th in the world, boasts the heaviest player and heaviest forward pack at the World Cup.
The average weight for a member in Tonga’s forward pack was 118.53kg, according to Weight Watchers Australia which crunched the numbers.
Uruguay had the lightest World Cup forward pack, who were on average 13kg lighter than the Tongan’s at 104.81kg.
New Zealand’s average was 113.76kg and the overall World Cup average forward weighing 1
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