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17 April 2014
Five brothers have made rugby union history by playing for Slovenia against Bulgaria last weekend.
The Skofic brothers have become the first ever sibling quintet to play at the same time during an international match.
The brothers' father, Jonathan Skofic who founded Tarleton Rugby Club, tragically died in 2011 at the age of 52 and Jack Skofic said: 'This would have made my dad extremely proud'
Jack, Max, Archie, George and Frankie Skofic have been friends of haleys for many years, and recently Max Skofic has become a client with his company Red Panda Branded Limited.
Red Panda Branded is a line of sports apparel and accessories and has developed a niche in the sportswear market.
Max also contributes to the Talking Rugby Union website which he edits with co-founder, Max Ashcroft.
The website can be found here.
Managing Director, Tim Haley said:
"Having played rugby with their dad Jon for many years - I've known these lads since they were young boys and babies! Jon was a great open side flanker and I know how good at rugby the lads are with various county and north of England honours between them. Jack, Max, Archie, George and Frankie then gained Worldwide fame after the youngest Frankie became eligible to play senior rugby and the five brothers made history as the first five brothers to play together in the same rugby team at Tarleton RFC. Their grandad was born in what is now Slovenia and came over after the war and married a local girl. With relatives in Slovenia the news got around and hence the call up. How proud their dad and grandad would have been to see them play! And not only did they play, but they starred in a great victory over Bulgaria! "
Slovenia ran out 43-17 winners with the help of the brothers.
Max scored a hat trick of tries and George added another.
On the back of this history making event, the hashtag #skoficbrothers was trending in rugby union circles on Twitter.
Well done, lads!