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Re: Double EastBay on 10ft rim is definitely Doable
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2017, 09:52:20 pm »
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With rugby it does take skill but another huge factor is size and that's a major contributor as to why rugby is increasingly becoming dominated by Polynesians who make up a huge presence in professional leagues.

I wonder how the genetic trait was able to be passed on with the Samoans.... cause many other Islanders who don't have that trait, like the Philippines, or japan ,etc.

Its not just Samoans it's Tongans, Cook Islanders and to a lesser extent Maoris. I know there are plenty of massive Maoris but imo Maoris tend to be smaller than Islanders. My partner is from the Cook Islands so hopefully my son inherits her genetics (I'm 5'11 and my girlfriend is 5'9 so my son should theoretically end up being at least 6'1)

I'm not sure why they are so big when I ask them they joke about eating Taro (it's a vegetable similar to a potato and tastes very bland).

Searching on google I found this:

"Pacific islanders are a surprisingly new group of people, but they are a very separate ethnic group to east-Asian peoples like Malays or Filipinos. Originally they lived on what is now Taiwan, and for some reason, around about 1000 BC, these Taiwanese aborigines left Asia and headed to Polynesia. If you've seen a map, you can see how far New Zealand is from China, and so the journey was insanely perilous. Sailing across the enormous pacific was considered dangerous to the rest of the world even when we were cruising across it in steamers and frigates, so the fact that these aborigines managed to get to Polynesia at all is fairly amazing. As such, its likely that only very strong, hardy people were able to make it to their new homes in the pacific. Furthermore, after arriving at their new homes (as late as 1300 AD in the case of New Zealand) most pacific islanders continued living tribal lifestyles which required great strength".
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Re: Double EastBay on 10ft rim is definitely Doable
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2017, 09:58:01 pm »
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https://www.researchgate.net/publication/270288637_Body_composition_characteristics_of_elite_Australian_rugby_union_athletes_according_to_playing_position_and_ethnicity#pfa

“Polynesians are predisposed to possess physical characteristics potentially beneficial to rugby union performance”. They are heavier, have more muscular limbs and smaller proportions of body fat, and can produce “greater force in explosive movements” than players of other ethnicities. This combination of impact and agility has also been useful in other sports. A number of Tongans and Samoans have played in the National Football League, including Super Bowl winners Troy Polamalu and Haloti Ngata. One of the world’s most famous wrestlers, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has a Samoan mother.

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« Last Edit: October 07, 2017, 10:00:46 pm by Mutumbo000 »
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