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May 25 2017

Special Visitors to St Edmund’s College

Anthony and Saia Faingaa began as students at SEC in 1999 when they were enrolled in Year 7.

Both of the twins have a very proud Tongan and Aboriginal heritage

They graduated from Year 12 in 2004.

Both of the boys played in the College 1st XV and represented Australian Schools, Australian Under 19s and 21s as well.

Since leaving school both of the boys have graced the global rugby stage at Super Rugby level for both the Brumbies and Qld Reds.

Both boys have played test rugby for the Wallabies with 64 test caps between them and both boys played in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

 

Outside of Rugby – Anthony and Saia have raised more than $300,000 for Breast Cancer research via their charity The Faingaa Twins as well as being official mentors and ambassadors for Mission Australia –  both of them are currently studying at University and preparing to end their careers on-field in Japan and Europe respectively. They have several successful business interests, are sought after public speakers and have a gentle caring presence amongst members of the community who have fallen on hard times.

 

Anthony and Saia are proud Old Boys of this College and are members of a very close family – both as sons/brothers/husbands and fathers.

 

It was a privilege to have them at SEC for our recent College Assembly and we acknowledge unreservedly their role modelling, humility and love of SEC. The brothers presented the College 1st XV jerseys, addressed the College community recalling with pride their school days and presented the College with one of their Wallaby test jerseys.

 

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