Eben Etzebeth’s Absolutely Freakish Gym & Speed Stats Are Just Plain Scary

Monster among men.

Eben Etzebeth is the definition of a genetic freak. The monstrous Springbok second-row boasts the biggest arms in world rugby, and has some incredible statistics to back it up.

The Stormers lock stands tall at 6ft 8ins and weighs over 19 stone, making him the heaviest player on the South African team. The circumference of his bicep is 19 inches, to put that into context, a rugby ball is 24 inches in circumference.

When it comes to gym time and training, Etzebeth can bench over 175kg and he’s also had special dumbbells made for him in South Africa that weigh 75kg as the standard one’s just aren’t heavy enough for him. Again to put that into context, Peter Stringer weighs 73kg!

He can also run 40m in 5.11 seconds, reaching a top speed of 17.4 miles per hour. To put that into context once again, Usain Bolt can run 40m in 4.64 seconds.

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor at RugbyLAD. Any queries big or small you can reach him at [email protected]
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