Anthony Fainga'a leaves the field after receiving a yellow card for the Reds this season.
Anthony Fainga'a leaves the field after receiving a yellow card for the Reds this season. DAVE HUNT

Brumbies boost ranks by reuniting Fainga'a twins

RUGBY UNION: The Fainga'a twins will be reunited at the ACT Brumbies next season, with centre Anthony joining hooker Saia at the club on a one-year deal.

Born in Queanbeyan, the brothers were schoolboy rugby stars at St Edmund's College in Canberra, before starting their Super Rugby careers with the Brumbies in 2006.

They both then spent eight years with the Queensland Reds, Anthony playing 90 games and Saia 99, before departing at the end of the 2016 season.

Anthony is currently playing with Kintetsu Liners in Japan.

"Having the twins returning will bolster our depth in key positions,” Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham said.

"Anthony has long been one of the best defensive centres in Super Rugby, which will be a huge boost for our backline.

"He has the ability to kick goals and play in either centre position.

"Alongside Saia, the twins bring a formidable amount of experience to next year's squad.

"They have great connections with the Queanbeyan and Canberra communities and I think fans will be happy to see them back in Brumbies colours next season.”

Saia, who has made 36 appearances for the Wallabies, and Anthony, who has 23 international caps, are the third set of twins to represent Australia in a Test match, after Stewart and Jim Boyce and Mark and Glen Ella.


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