France’s Pack For The Wales Game Might Just Be The Heaviest Ever
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France and Wales will kickstart the 2019 Guinness Six Nations under Friday night lights in two days time, with both sides looking to get off to good start win a win under their belts in round one.
Both coaches named their teams today, with Tomos Williams being preferred at nine to Gareth Davies for Wales, and Mathieu Bastareaud surprisingly failing to make France’s matchday squad.
Les Blues may be without the 19 stone behemoth of a centre, but they’re certainly like lacking in size having named one of the biggest packs in Test match history.
Their pack weighs in at an estimated 150 stone, that’s an average weight of almost 19 stone per forward. Wow.
So I've crunched the numbers…
Poirot 18st 12lbs
Guirado 16st 7lbs
Atonio 22st 7lbs
Vahaamahina 19st 9lbs
Willemse 21st 3lbs
Lauret 16st 3lbs
Iturria 16st 11lbs
Picamoles 18st 5lbs
Combined: 150st 3lbs
The biggest pack ever?
— Will Kelleher (@willgkelleher) January 30, 2019