Emergency in England camp as Kyle Sinckler runs out of weights in gym
By Rugby Onslaught

Emergency in England camp as Kyle Sinckler runs out of weights in gym

Either Kyle Sinckler is freakishly strong, or he has cunningly used the large 5kg plates to make himself look freakishly strong. Given that he is a 122kg Test tighthead, it is probably the first option.

The Bristol Bears prop was on the leg press this week in camp with England ahead of the All Blacks Test, and found himself in a situation that most people won’t find themselves in- he ran out of weights. England have shared a video of Sinckler leg pressing with every part of the weight rack covered in weights. That’s 21 plates. It is not exactly clear what weight the yellow plates are, but they are not going to be light.

Take a look:

Sinckler has unsurprisingly been retained in the 25-man England squad that prepares to take on the All Blacks this Saturday at Twickenham and will likely start. He has been joined by fellow tighthead Will Stuart in camp, who has recovered from a knee injury that kept him out of games against Argentina and Japan. This has been Eddie Jones’ favoured tighthead combination.

Alex Coles (Northampton Saints, 2 caps)
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 39 caps)
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 43 caps)
Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears, 41 caps)
Jamie George (Saracens, 70 caps)
Jonny Hill (Sale Sharks, 17 caps)
Maro Itoje (Saracens, 60 caps)
David Ribbans (Northampton Saints, 1 cap)
Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 16 caps)
Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 54 caps)
Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 23 caps)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 66 caps)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 72 caps)
Jack Willis (unattached, 5 caps)

Owen Farrell (Saracens, 99 caps)
Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints, 2 caps)
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 70 caps)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 43 caps)
Guy Porter (Leicester Tigers, 3 caps)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 50 caps)
Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 15 caps)
Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 15 caps)
Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 48 caps)
Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers, 5 caps)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 119 caps)