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robert_wilson
04-09-2006, 05:29 AM
This comes straight from the Team Canada Rugby Website

http://www.rugbycanada.ca/content_files/Rugby_Athlete_Dev_Model.pdf

For the Tight Five:

Age: 22+
Height: Front Row - 5'10"-6'3" Lock - 6'4"-6'10"
Weight: Front Row - 230+ Lock - 225+
Shape: Large, Bulky

35m sprint: Front Row - <5.1s Lock - <5.0s
3RM Bench Press: Front Row - 315+ Lock - 275+
Triple Jump: Front Row - 6+m Lock - 7+m


For Back Row Forwards:

Age: 20+
Height: Flanker - 5'11"-6'6" 8-Man - 6'3"-6'8"
Weight: Flanker - 210+ 8-Man - 220+
Shape: Large, Bulky, Muscular

35m Sprint: <4.9s
3RM Bench Press: 275+
Triple Jump: 7.5+m


For Inside Backs:

Age: 18+
Height: 5'8"-6'4"
Weight: 190+
Shape: Lean, Muscular

35m Sprint: <4.8s
3RM Bench Press: 185-230
Triple Jump 8+m


Outside Backs have the same numbers as inside backs except they are supposed to run sub 4.7s sprints and jump 8.5+m triple jumps.


They also mention 20m multistage shuttle scores which I believe is a fancy way of saying "the beep test".

Front Row - 11.5+
Lock - 12.0+
Back Row - 13.5 +
Backs: 14.0+

Anyhow according to this I need to take half a second off my sprint, add 90 pounds to my bench and improve my beep test from a 10 to a 12...Ugh!

colin
04-10-2006, 03:58 PM
Anyhow according to this I need to take half a second off my sprint, add 90 pounds to my bench and improve my beep test from a 10 to a 12...Ugh!

I also need to grow three inches apparently.

Anthony
04-10-2006, 04:50 PM
I remember seeing something like this for Canadian bobsled teams and the requirements were pretty crazy. You gotta be in shape to play at that level!!

robert_wilson
04-10-2006, 05:00 PM
I remember seeing something like this for Canadian bobsled teams and the requirements were pretty crazy. You gotta be in shape to play at that level!!

yeah bobsledding guys are pretty nuts, from what i understand they hang out at the team canada 100m tryouts and try to recruit the 4-5 guys who just barely got cut.

colin
04-10-2006, 05:16 PM
yeah bobsledding guys are pretty nuts, from what i understand they hang out at the team canada 100m tryouts and try to recruit the 4-5 guys who just barely got cut.

I lived with an Olympic bobsledder when I was at university in Montreal. He was HUGE.