THE Tani brothers are relishing the chance to once again represent the country to the Rugby League World Cup.
Alipate and Kaliova Tani began their rugby careers at the age of 10 and 9 respectively and now aged 29 and 28, the two are ready to put their bodies on the line for the nation.
The two were key members of the side that finished fourth at the 2008 Rugby League World Cup in Australia.
Five years later, they look back and say they enjoyed playing at the world cup and that is the reason they are back.
Kaliova, who plays for the Fassifern Bombers in Australia, said he did not expect to make it into the squad.
"I was not part of the trials and did not expect to be here," he said.
"But here I am and I am willing to give it my best shot for the country."
He said a lot had changed since 2008, including the team.
"There are a lot of new and young players in the squad this year and also the pool we are in is much tougher.
"First we have Ireland and then Australia and then the hosts England. All games are going to be very very tough."
Alipate Noilea, who had switched codes in 2009 to represent the Flying Fijians in the Pacific Nations Cup, said it was normal for them to play together.
"We had played together since we were kids and then we also represent the Ratu Filise 7s side in local tournaments," he said.
"It's normal for us and it also brings us closer as brothers and as family."