Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

Victory for four rugby playing British brothers who all joined the field for first quartet sibling team in a century

Sam, Luke and the twins Tom and George Burgess. Photo:

Four brothers from Yorkshire were victorious after they played for the same professional rugby league team - the first time this has happened in any professional sports team for over a hundred years.

The four Burgess brothers, originally from Yorkshire, all took to the field to play for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL in Australia and the team left the stadium victorious, with a 32-18 victory over the Wests Tigers.

The brothers' incredible story began when Sam was spotted by Russell Crowe while he was in the UK to film Robin Hood. He invited the young player over to trial at his Rabbitohs team and eventually his elder brother Luke, and twin younger brothers, Tom and George.

The film star has remained proud of his British find, recently tweeting about the foursome:

Video courtesy of Network Ten.

All four siblings now live down under as does their mother. However Julie Burgess appears to take her sons sporting prowess in her stride as eldest son Luke said she is, "always proud" no matter what the boys do.

Speaking ahead of the match Luke said: "She never goes on about it too much...I think she were proud of me when I got my 10m swimming badge, it don't make a difference to her. Mums are mums and they'll always be proud of their children."

The brothers are the first quartet of siblings to play together since the Norman brothers Ray, Roy, Rex and Bernard, played for the now-defunct Annandale in 1910.