Double success

Josh and Kieran Gibbons, aged 21, twin sons of Kevin and Carolyn Gibbons and the youngest mokopuna of the late Marama Gibbons (née Ruru) from Port Levy, are following their passion for rugby.

Josh and Kieran, who live in Christchurch, have always been passionate about the game and they have played for Burnside Rugby Club since they were five – this year playing for the Premier Colts Division. They were fortunate enough this year to have an opportunity to play with the Canterbury Māori Colts (under 21) in the South Island tournament in Timaru in February. From here they were both picked to play for the South Island Māori squad and went up to Palmerston North to play in the South versus North Tournament. They had an amazing time and were happy that the South Colts defeated the North. It was a wonderful opportunity and they made some new friends along the way.

Twins, Josh and Kieran Gibbons ready for action.