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5 pairs of rugby siblings who represented different countries

Brothers Duhan and Akker van de Merwe could make history this summer if they go toe-to-toe during the 2021 British & Irish Lions tour.

#1. Duhan van de Merwe (Scotland) & Akker van der Merwe (South Africa)

Edinburgh and Scotland powerhouse Duhan is the younger brother of Akker, also a professional rugby union player who plays at hooker for Sale Sharks and South Africa.

The two could face off this summer when the British & Irish Lions face the Springboks, with their parents reportedly having a half and half jersey manufactured ahead of the test series.

DID YOU KNOW? According to Opta‘s statistics, O’Driscoll beat a record 30 defenders in a single Six Nations campaign in 2000, but Van der Merwe bested that tally in the recently concluded tournament when he beat 31 defenders in the five Tests they played.

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