Pacific Rugby Cup: Brotherly Love For Ala’alatoas

by Brendan Bradford - Like all siblings, Mike and Allan Ala’alatoa have had their fair share of brotherly battles. But those struggles, which were once confined to the backyard of the family home, are now being played out on the rugby field as the burly front rowers vie for professional contracts at their respective franchises. Mike, three years older, packed down at loosehead prop as NSW Gen Blue defeated tighthead prop Allan’s ACT A side in the Pacific Rugby Cup at Allianz Stadium on Sunday afternoon. “It’s the first time we’ve packed down opposite each other,” said Mike after the match. “We played together a lot last year through the Academy, but now he’s been picked up by the Brumbies and I’m training with the Tahs. It was a good experience and I never thought the day would come when I’d pack a
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