Top 7 pairs of active twins in Rugby Union

3. Anthony & Saia Fainga

Saia and Anthony Fainga’a of Tongan and Aboriginal descent were born on 2ndFebruary 1987 in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, where they started playing rugby league as five-year-olds with the Queanbeyan Kangaroos.

Both Faingaa Twins began their professional careers signing their first Super Rugby contracts with the ACT Brumbies in 2006. In 2009, both Saia and Anthony swapped out the wintery weather down south for the sunshine the Queensland Reds had to offer.

Saia has since moved to England, joining London Irish in 2017 while Anthony has headed to Japan to play for Kintetsu Liners.


4. Jordan & Ryan Olowofela

The latest off the production line are identical twins Jordan and Ryan Olowofela who are beginning to make their mark on the international stage, but in very different ways.

Ryan recently made his England Sevens debut on the World Series in Sydney, scoring his first two tries in Hamilton, while Jordan made his Under 20s debut against Italy in the opening game of the 2018 Six Nations.

The Hull-born twins are products of the Leicester Tigers academy having both been at Lincoln Minster School – Jordan is currently trying to make his mark at senior level with the Tigers, while Ryan is a full-time member of the England Sevens set-up.

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