PIC: This Photo Of The Tallest And Shortest Women's Rugby World Cup Players Is Brilliant

By James Fenton

August 8, 2017 at 2:10pm


Rugby is a game for all different shapes and sizes and what better way to reflect that than with this photo that emerged online yesterday. 

The 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup gets underway in Dublin tomorrow but was officially launched with a fancy do at the Mansion House on Sunday. All 12 countries taking part were invited and it was the perfect opportunity to document the height variety of the players.

Take a look at this incredible photo tweeted by @AnnaRichards12 of Ireland's Marie Reilly (6 feet 4 inches) and Hong Kong scrum-half Mak Ho Yee (4 feet 9 inches) who are officially the tallest and shortest players at this year's tournament. 

Brilliant. Marie, who plays second row, has previously spoken of how her height runs in her family, telling the42.ie in 2014:

"It is like a tall person’s convention whenever my family get together for weddings. I have cousins and uncles who are 6′ 7″ and 6′ 8″.

"My cousin, Brendan Reilly, was a high jumper with Great Britain for years but he also represented Ireland at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Devin Toner is from the same village where I live in Meath — Moynalvey. There must be something in the water down here.”

Best of luck to Marie, Ho Yee and everyone else taking part. 

READ NEXT: Here's All You Need To Know As Ireland Prepares To Host The 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup


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