Rugby: Meet the four brothers starting for Wairarapa Bush in Heartland Championship

You may have heard of the Barretts and Whitelocks, but the Tufuga boys have become the latest set of brothers to play provincial rugby together.

Not only are the four of them turning out for Wairarapa Bush in the Heartland Championship, but they're also following in their dad's footsteps.

Kirk, Max, Sam and Ueta make the hour-long trip each week from Palmerston North to Masterton to train and play for the Wairarapa Bush. 

"When I was younger, I used to be a ballboy for the Bush and always had aspirations to play for them," Wairarapa Bush second-five Ueta Tufuga told Newshub. 

Sam and Ueta made their Heartland Championship debut against Wanganui, meaning all four brothers started the match for the first time.

"I didn't think we'd get to do it, because me and this guy are a bit older than those two," Max told Newshub. 

"So we didn't think all four of us would get on the field for the same team, let alone a Heartland team," Max added.

With only four brothers in the family, equalling the record of five in one team is off the cards.

But the Tufuga brothers are just proud to continue the family tradition of wearing the famous green and red of Wairarapa Bush.

Watch the full video above.



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