Ben Tameifuna Reveals His Weight, Confirming He’s The Heaviest Rugby Player In The World
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New Zealand-born Tonga international Ben Tameifuna has revealed his weight since joining Racing 92, and it’s pretty safe to say – he’s the heaviest player in international rugby.
Tameifuna, who played in the same Junior All Blacks team as Beauden Barrett, was 23st 4lbs before joining Top 14 giants Racing 92 in 2015 from Super Rugby side the Chiefs.
But he has now revealed in a wide-ranging interview with Will Kelleher of the Daily Mail, that he now tips the scales at a monstrous 24st 1lb (153kg).
“I am 153kg (24st 1lb).” Tameifuna said ahead of Tonga’s Test with Wales this weekend.
“When I came to France I was 148kg (23st 4lbs) so I’ve put on five kilos (11lbs).”
“Too many croissants and baguettes! Obviously I don’t have a six-pack! I look at food and put on weight!”
“I find it hardest coming back from off-season, having picked up bad habits in the break,”
“The weekends are hard – you’re at home, watching TV and tempted by the fridge.”
God help the poor Welsh front-row this weekend.