The rugby brothers heading to the Rugby World Cup - Ruck

Rugby brothers ranked: The siblings heading to the Rugby World Cup

Below, we rank rugby brothers heading to the Rugby World Cup based on a methodology that – if we’re being completely honest – we never really managed to firm up.

Let’s just call it gut feeling, shall we?


6. James and Jordon Lay (Samoa)

The pair of loosehead props, who are contracted to Bristol Bears, will be gunning for the same position. Jordan is slightly more experienced with 12 caps to James’ seven. Two very decent scrummagers.

5. Michael and Allan Alaalatoa (Australia/Samoa)

Michael was named in Samoa’s 31-man squad for the tournament in Japan.  Allan, meanwhile, is included in the Wallabies’ squad for the tournament.  The two tighthead props were both born in Sydney where their father is understood to have played club rugby before he himself went on to represent Manu Samoa at the 1991 World Cup.