This infographic showing the progression and evolution of the rugby union player over time.
Rugby has come a long way in the past century. While rugby players used to work the farm or moonlight as lawyers in the off season, rugby has now become a full time commitment for players. The infographic compares New Zealand first five eighth, Dan Carter to past rugby legends of the same position. It shows how professionalism and nutrition has physically changed rugby players over time, allowing for longer careers, and greater points contribution.
Dan Carter is currently considered to be the pinnacle of the first five eighth position. As the leading points scorer in test match rugby history, he is the product of countless hours of hard work, training, diet and mental focus.
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Evolution of the rugby player infographic provided by Healtheries New Zealand