Fitness Tests results - Newcastle Knights

There are many components of fitness that are important for success in rugby. Below are some results that have been collated from the Australian Legaue team of the Newcastle Knights.

Characteristics of rugby league players

These results are based on personal communications of previously unpublished data from the Masters thesis of Lee Clark: "The Anthropometric & Physical Fitness Characteristics of Rugby League Players by Grade and Position". The results are from up to 121 senior players, average age 22.4 years (range 18 to 33).

Variable units Average Range
Height cm 182.1 169.0 - 198.0
Weight kg 93.0 73.0 - 127.0
BMI kg/m-2 28.0 22.9 - 33.6
Sum of 8 skinfolds mm 86 40 - 198
Standing long jump   cm 2.73 2.36 - 3.11
Vertical jump cm 68 47 - 79
10 m sprint sec 1.81 1.68 - 2.09
20 m sprint sec 3.05 2.82 - 3.32
30 m sprint sec 4.20 3.84 - 4.59
40 m sprint sec 5.33 4.90 - 5.81
MSFT (Beep Test) level 13.1 10.6 - 15.7
3RM Bench press kg 120 80 - 156
3RM Squat kg 161 100 - 200
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