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Updated 28 September 2015

Springbok Rugby fitness norms

Exactly what physical condition are the Springboks expected to be in? These are the exact figures.

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Exactly what physical condition are the Springboks expected to be in? These are the exact figures. 

Playing positionBody fatExplosive powerSpeed
 7 Skinfolds (mm)Vert Jump (cm)10m (sec)40m (sec)
Inside backs<56 (9%)651.655.25
Outside backs<56 (9%)681.685.10
Loose forwards<72 (10%)621.725.30
Locks<90 (12%)651.755.50
Hookers<72 (11%)601.755.50
Props<96 (12%)551.805.65
    
 StrengthAnaerobic CapacityAerobic Capacity
 Bench Press (kg/kg.bw)Squat (kg/kg.bw)Repeat Sprint Ability (m)Bleep Test (Level)3km run (min/sec)
Inside backs1.31.378013.511.15
Outside backs1.31.678013.511.15
Loose forwards1.31.676013.011.45
Locks1.51.675012.512.15
Hookers1.51.875013.012.00
Props1.51.872011.512.45
      
Notes:



10m and 40m sprint must be executed on a rugby field.
Bench press and squat must be executed with an olympic bar.
Repeated sprint must be executed on a rugby field.
3km run must be executed with tekkies on tartan or tar.

 
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