Sydney, Aug 31: A South African junior rugby team has reportedly stunned its opponents, team members and even its coach by having five sets of twins on its squad.
According to News.com.au, the Pretoria-based Oostelike Eagles club started its newest team this year, consisting of mostly seven to nine-year-olds, but it took a while before organisers realised the number of duplicate siblings.
The report said that tackling, passing and line-out drills are organised chaos in the club as players are unsure as to the identity of their teammates and what to call them.
According to the report, two pairs of twins in the side are identical, two are non-identical and one of the player’s twin sister is the team’s water carrier.
Admitting that even he cannot tell any of the twins apart, the coach said that he calls the identical pair as ‘Twins’ as he cannot identify either of them and do not know their names.
Teams play in an informal league, honing skills at a young age in this rugby-mad nation, the report added. (ANI)