Six Nations rugby players generate enough power to cook over 800 pizzas

Just in – our latest research reveals that Six Nations Rugby players could power up to 46kWh through their energetic play during the course of the championship.

Using some clever calculations and a little bit of brain power, we looked into what this power would equate to in relation to fans watching the game at home. We found that, with 46kWh, Amazon Alexa could respond to 11,500 questions about the rules of the game… “What is the difference between a ruck and maul again?”

We also discovered that the players could power enough ovens to cook 848 pizzas during the games, boil 460 kettles for a good old cuppa and charge up to 3,066 mobile phones so that annoyed fans can tweet at the ref about unfair moves… “I mean, Henry Slade must have been offside for England’s third try against Ireland. Right?”

Rob Milloy, Opus Energy Sales Director commented: “While we don’t know the result of the match, one thing we can guarantee is that the sheer power on the pitch this weekend is going to be highly impressive. As a sponsor of the Wales vs England match on Saturday 23rd February at The Principality Stadium, and a supplier to businesses in the area, we couldn’t resist working out what our guys will be putting out on the pitch, and seeing what this translates to in terms of energy consumption by the fans.” 

Milloy concluded, “We felt tired just doing the calculations, so we have the utmost respect for the Six Nations players and their energetic feats. We’ve got teams in both Wales and England, so now we just need to decide who to support…”

46kWh is the equivalent of:

  • Amazon Alexa responding to 11,500 questions
  • Boiling 460 kettles
  • Charging 3,066 mobile phones
  • Washing 20 loads of rugby kit