'How much do you bench bro?' is a sporting cliché, but the bench press continues to occupy a macho seat in the pantheon of weightlifting disciplines - and professional rugby players are by no means exempt.
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There's no doubting, much like golfers when quizzed as to 'what they shot', numbers are often to be taken with a pinch of salt.
According to the Rugby Pass website, despite upper body strength remaining a valuable asset in rugby, many of the world's best players boast relatively modest personal bests as it's simply not worth the risk of incurring a season - or career - ending injury.
The figures below come from comments made by team-mates, coaches or the player themselves in the media or on social media platforms.
Inevitably, some question marks remain over one or two of the figures, especially in a discipline so given to hyperbole.
One is particularly bemused by the fact that relatively "lightweight" former All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter (145kg) boasts a higher PB than his former centre partner Sonny Bill Williams (140kg).
And wouldn't we love to know what Os du Randt, Bismarck du Plessis and Bakkies Botha in the prime of their careers could've lifted?
The current record belongs to little-known 27-year-old Moldavian prop Gheorghe Gajion - affectionately known as the 'Beast from the East' - who's reported to have lifted 230kg.
Bench press records:
Gheorghe Gajion (Ospreys) - 230kg
Aled de Malmanche (Stade Francis, retired) - 220kg
Andrew Sheridan (Sale Sharks, retired) - 215kg
Alfie To'oala Vaeluaga (Samoa) - 210kg
WillGriff John (Sale Sharks) - 210kg
Max Lahiff (Bristol Bears) - 210kg
Nicky Smith (Ospreys) - 200kg
Rory Sutherland (Edinburgh) - 200kg
Jon Welsh (Newcastle Falcons) - 200kg
Tom Court (Ulster, retired) - 200kg
Ben Tameifuna (Racing 92) - 190kg
Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers) - 190kg
Siate Tokolahi (Highlanders) - 190kg
Cian Healy (Leinster) - 190kg
Maro Itoje (Saracens) - 187.5kg
David Pocock (Panasonic Wild Knights) - 185kg
Ugo Monye (Harlequins, retired) - 185kg
Joe Moody (Crusaders) - 180kg
Will Genia (Rebels) - 180kg
Digby Ioane (Glendale Raptors) - 180kg
Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira (Old Glory) - 180kg
Paul O'Connell (Munster, retired) - 179kg
Nemani Nadolo (Montpellier) - 175kg
Eben Etzebeth (Toulon) - 175kg
Pierre Spies (Montpellier, retired) - 165kg
Pete Samu (Brumbies) - 160kg
Sam Whitelock (Panasonic Wildknights) - 160kg
Matt Todd (Crusaders) - 150kg
Andy Goode (Newcastle Falcons) - 150kg
Dan Carter (free agent) - 145kg
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints) - 140kg
Sonny Bill Williams (ex-Blues) - 140kg