Rugby star Ryan Lourwrens shows off bulging biceps while making a comeback with the Melbourne Rebels
Rugby star who was banned from the sport of taking steroids while a teenager attracts attention with his VERY torn biceps while making a comeback
- Ryan Louwrens made his debut last Friday with the Melbourne Rebels
- Photo of the torn body of the rugby star made fans talk on social media
- The 28-year-old was suspended for two years because of the use of steroids when he was 18
Rugby star Ryan Lourrens incredible buff physique has caught the attention of fans.
The 28-year-old from Johannesburg in South Africa started the Melbourne Rebels at home against the New South Wales Waratahs for his new team, as his match won 24-10.
A photo of Lourmar’s training with the rebels in the week after the game went viral because it was showing off the bulging biceps of the scrum half.
Lourwrens last played professional rugby three years ago – and was suspended for two years in 2009 after having tested positive for steroids as a teenager.
Ryan Lourwrens has made his debut as the new scrum half of the Melbourne Rebels, but it is his buff physique that has caught the attention of fans
Fans quickly pointed to the impressive physique of Louwrens on the field while the team trained for their upcoming game against the Sharks
“The vein is as big as my arm,” tweeted a person in response to the rebels who posted a photo of Lourwrens on social media.
“He needs to lower his body fat,” said Paul Williams of Rugby World Magazine.
In a conversation with the Fox Rugby Podcast, Andrew Kellaway of the rebels said that Ryan was “almost like another attacker, the size of him.”
The father of two was only 18 when he received a two-year suspension from the disciplinary tribunal of the South African Rugby Union in 2009 after a positive test for steroids.
Lourwrens has tackled the incident in one Interview 2013when he said he was ‘young and stupid’.
“I would not say that I was not aware. I was not aware of the material. It was pretty stupid and I had two years in which I couldn’t play rugby on any level, “he said.
Last week’s Super Rugby clash (left) against the NSW Waratahs marked the comeback of Lourwrens after three years after having played for the Western Force of Perth (right)
“I learned from my mistakes and moved on.”
Louwrens replaces Fiji international Frank Lomani in the No.9 jersey while coach Dave Wessels is looking for a permanent replacement for Wallabies veteran Will Genia, who now plays in Japan.
Collaboration with Matt Toomua, who was eliminated after a head knock, is Louwrens one of three changes in the Melbourne start side that were desperate to win an elusive victory against their ‘bogey’ team.
Former Western Force halfback Louwrens played in Japan prior to the rebels and Wessels loves the physicality he will bring into the role.
“Ryan impressed when he came to Canberra at the end of that match so he got a chance,” Wessels said Wednesday.
“He is a hell of a physical, confronting No. 9 and I think he is one of those players who does more through action than through words.
“He is incredibly fit, fast and has a good pass on him.”
Louwrens and his girlfriend Kharmen on an Instagram photo. The couple shares two children