Rugby players you never knew were related, including Itoje and Thorley

8 Unexpected Pairs of Rugby Stars We Didn’t Know Were Related

7. Nigel Owens & Ioan Nicholas

Scarlets and Wales U20 centre Ioan Nicholas is the cousin of top referee Nigel Owens.

8. Maro Itoje & Ollie Thorley

Gloucester speedster Thorley is Itoje’s cousin, after his grandfather re-married a Nigerian woman who is the Saracens lock’s aunt.