Sam Cox celebrates with his Queensland II team-mates.
Sam Cox celebrates with his Queensland II team-mates. Sportography

Double trouble for rugby foes

THEY are an opponent’s worst nightmare. Two boys born with a flawless prank built-in.

Sam and Sean Cox are identical twins. And while they have always had the capacity to confuse parents and school teachers, it is on the rugby park where these two most like to run rings around others.

The former Woodlawn students continue to write their own rugby resume – this time at the Australian Schoolboys Championships where for the first time in years the pair would be separated.

That’s lucky for the opposition.

The 18-year-olds, who now attend The Southport School on the Gold Coast, were included in the Queensland I (Sean) and Queensland II (Sam) teams to take on the best from all around the country.

And while they never faced each other in direct competition, it was Sam who scored bragging rights as Queensland II went on to claim the title with a 19-15 win over NSW II.

The Cox’s TSS team-mate, Lausii Taliauli, was the hero for the Queenslanders, scoring a double in the big match to take his tally for the carnival to five.

And although Sean’s side was overshadowed by Sam’s, the former didn’t come home empty-handed after his side took out the play-off for third by casting aside NSW I 35-22.

The four-day carnival ended the same way it has for the past five years with Queensland crowned champions.



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