Premier Rugby: Veteran Ioane keeping it all in the family at Sunnybank

By LIZ MOORE

It’s all in the family for Digby Ioane coming out of retirement to play for Sunnybank, and in so doing bumping out one nephew to claim the wing spot whilst playing alongside another in the centres.

Powered on by the memory of his rugby-loving father, former Wallaby Digby Ioane has unapologetically claimed what was previously his 23-year-old nephew Jess Ioane’s No.14 spot on the wing for Sunnybank.

Ioane said whilst he had retired from rugby once his father passed away at the end of 2018 and had no desire to play, the spark was reignited after he got stuck back in Queensland through the Covid-19 period and started watching his nephews play at Sunnybank.