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Meet the Olowofelas: England’s rugby twins
World Rugby Under-20 Championship
Venue: France Date: 30 May – 17 June
30 May: England v Argentina (17:30 BST) 3 June: England v Italy (15:30 BST) 7 June: England v Scotland (20:00 BST)

Brotherly love goes far – but would you do a school detention for a sibling if you could get away with it?

It helps if, like the Olowofela brothers, you are identical twins.

“I got a detention for a week once and wasn’t in the mood for it,” Ryan Olowofela told BBC Sport.

“I said to Jordan ‘can you please do this for me?’ and he very kindly did.”

Jordan, who points out he only stepped in for one of Ryan’s five days, said the teacher “didn’t have a clue” about the swap.

The pair have turned their energies from duping teachers to excelling on the rugby field – but the 20-year-olds have taken slightly different paths.

Jordan has been named in the England squad which is aiming to lift a fourth World Under-20 Championship next month in France, while Ryan has moved away from the 15-man game and has broken into the England Sevens programme.

Hull-born, but schooled in Lincoln, the two are naturally gifted sportsmen.

Before joining the Leicester Tigers academy, the twins played squash during their school days and spent time in the Nottingham Forest FC youth system before settling on rugby.

Ryan was also a talented swimmer, but did not enjoy mornings in a cold pool.

“With squash we were very competitive, we’d always battle it out on court,” he added. “When it came to rugby we’d help each other along.

“If we do something wrong we can always help each other and talk about it, offering constructive criticism rather than shouting at each other.”

Globetrotting on the Sevens World Series

Ryan left the Tigers set-up last summer to concentrate on sevens, and featured in all four rounds of the Grand Prix Series across Europe last year.

He then stepped up to make his debut on the World Sevens Series