The peer added: “Not because there aren’t some women who can do that but in general terms, when you are looking at averages, women have one third less upper body strength.”
In comments which were expected to prompt allegations of sexism, Lord West said: “I want forces that can win. “And why don’t we have women in the England men’s rugby team?
“Because actually they don’t have the same size, power and all of these sort of things.”
This is a simple acknowledgement of fact.
Only some men have the musculature to be prop forwards/marines. Even fewer women.
Jeesus, if we’re going to forget the basics like this then we’ll be saying that fathers of six are in fact women next.