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Sibling rivalry

Updated 5:58 AM ET, Fri December 20, 2013
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Megan Ellery made a stunning debut at the Women's Dubai Sevens in November by scoring four tries to finish as England's top scorer. Francois Nel/Getty Images
The 21-year-old had turned her attention to netball before deciding to give rugby another go after watching her brother Mike succeed on the men's circuit. Francois Nel/Getty Images
Forward Mike hadn't even realized his sister had switched back from netball to rugby and was as surprised as anybody when she started playing for England. The 24-year-old is one of the standout stars in the men's team. Matt Roberts/Getty Images
Rugby sevens will make its debut at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. It is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images
The Ellery siblings grew up in the northern English town of Penrith -- a place where rugby rules. Both played as youngsters while their father Nick often coached local children. Nick Ellery
With just three years between them, Mike and Megan have remained close. While Mike spends most of the year abroad on the men's circuit, he still finds time to encourage his sister in her new career. Nick Ellery