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Table 4 Muscle power of RU athletes (n = 77) in positional groups. values are from comparisons of power between the four groups. Data are mean (SD)

From: Fat mass and obesity associated (FTO) gene influences skeletal muscle phenotypes in non-resistance trained males and elite rugby playing position

Phenotype Front 5 (n = 32) Back row (n = 14) Half backs (n = 14) Back 3 and centres (n = 17) P value
Power (W) 5592 (819) 5687 (858) 4937 (650) 5579 (569) 0.030
Relative Power (W∙kg-1) 49.4 (7.7) 52.7 (6.9) 56.1 (7.2) 59.8 (4.2)* 2 x 10-5
  1. *Different from all other players (P = 8 x 10-7), including front 5 (P = 3 x 10-6) and back row (P = 0.005)