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Seven Relation Army: Meet the 7 sets of siblings competing in the Olympic rugby sevens at Rio 2016

Kiwi brothers Rieko and Akiro Ioane are among several rugby players competing alongside a close relative at this Olympic Games

The first ever Olympic Games rugby sevens competition at Rio 2016 is a historic moment for the sport, but it will be particularly special for seven families who have two members competing in the tournament.

Among the 288 rugby players taking part in the Games, 14 have a brother or sister competing too.

Spectator guide to rugby sevens at Deodoro Stadium

Meet the seven sets of siblings making their families doubly proud at Rio 2016.

Akiro and Rieko Ioane

The brothers from Auckland play on the same team for club and country, representing New Zealand on the international stage and the Blues in Super Rugby.


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