The Amazing Evolution of a Modern Rugby Player
Like other elite-level sport, sports science is changing the game of Rugby. While early rugby players used to have a full-time work and compete on weekends competition, the sport has now evolve into a full-time commitment for athletes. Today’s rugby players, including the props, flanker, winger and centre positions, have got taller, larger and thus quicker in the last 40 years. The following illustration reveals how professionalism, nutrition, strength and conditioning has physically changed modern rugby players over time.