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Isn't it curious how Dan Lydiate's career has far outlived Sam Warburton's?

Tooting Carmen

Academy Player
Sep 18, 2018
I was thinking about this, given how Lydiate has been recalled to the 6N for the first time in around five years. Given that Lydiate has had a series of horrific injuries throughout his career very comparable to Warburton, how has his career still far outlived Warburton's? Could a partial explanation be that Lydiate is more naturally bulky and muscular, whereas Warburton wasn't and all the strain of the training he had to do eventually became unbearable?