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Friday Jul 29, 2022

The Next Dominant Backrow?

In a sport dominated by big physical players, every coach the world over is looking for their next physical freak.

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Billy Vunipola, Duane Vermeulen, Freddie Tuilagi are three of the most physical backrow players to ever grace the game.

Now it would appear there is a future giant set to be unleashed at the number eight position.

Richie Tupuailei who plays for St Thomas of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand has gone viral recently.

A giant of a man, the young star packs down in both the front and backrows. In this video produced by Rugbypass, he can be seen tormenting Nelson College’s defence in a top of the table clash.

It is one thing being a giant amongst giants but his incredible ball handling skills and running lines make Tupuailei the complete package as a player.

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