Sky Sports looks at the best sporting brothers and sisters

By Paul Higham Twitter: @SkySportsPaulH.   Last Updated: 04/11/13 3:57pm

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We witnessed some sporting history on Saturday, with Joel Tomkins being handed his international rugby union debut while brother Sam played for England in the Rugby League World Cup, but they are by no means the only sporting siblings to enjoy success.

Mako and Billy Vunipola also played for England at Twickenham on Saturday, but that is just the tip of the sporting iceberg for siblings being successful in sport.

Here's our pick of the best Sporting Siblings - vote for your favourite in the poll or send us your suggestions and we'll publish the best.

Phil & Gary Neville

Coming through the ranks at Manchester United, Gary and Phil Neville went on to become England regulars, with 144 caps between them. Their combined medal collection includes 14 Premier League, three Champions League and six FA Cup medals. Gary is now on our screens regularly as a Sky Sports pundit while Phil is on the new coaching staff at Old Trafford. Not to mention their sister Tracey of course, who represented England at netball.

Mark & Steve Waugh

These Aussie twins piled up almost 19,000 Test runs between them and 52 centuries during their time in the Australian team. Steve, four minutes the older twin, captained them to 15 of their record 16-Test winning streak and also lifted the 1999 World Cup during his spell. They also added over 150 Test wickets with Steve's medium pace and Mark's off spin. There was a third member of the Waugh clan, although younger brother Dean and a far from distinguished career - making just one first-class appearance.

Serena & Venus Williams

Serena and Venus Williams don't always see eye to eye

For sheer quality, it's hard to argue against these two tennis giants being the most successful siblings in sporting history. Look at the stats - seven grand slams for Venus, 17 for Serena and 13 doubles titles playing together. Both have been World No 1 and they were one-and-two at one stage, they've met in eight slam finals and have won three Olympic golds together - that's some story of success given they've also both had their injury problems.

Wladimir & Vitali Klitschko

You definitely wouldn't mess with these two! The giant Ukrainians have dominated world heavyweight boxing in recent years with them both now holding all the major world titles between them. Older brother Vitali was often thought of as the best, but he had a four-year break through injury and only when he returned did they make history as they both became world champions at the same time. They've had some bad press for easy victories but in truth there's been nobody out there to really test them - and they've always stated they'd never face each other in the ring.

Peyton & Eli Manning

Peyton and Eli Manning are the first brothers to each quarterback a team to Super Bowl glory - being named MVP in the process. The sons of former Saints signal caller Archie Manning, the pair led their NFL teams to glory in 2007 and 2008 respectively. Peyton, the older by almost seven years, guided the Indianapolis Colts to a 29-17 victory over the Chicago Bears, followed 12 months later by Eli overseeing the New York Giants' 17-14 success over the New England Patriots.

The fighting Smiths

The Smiths make British boxing history

When Liam Smith claimed the British light-middleweight title he joined brothers Paul and Stephen as Lonsdale belt holders to make history as the first time in the 104-year history of the belt that three brothers held it simultaneously. What's more, youngest brother Callum is already an English champion and should easily grab a Lonsdale belt himself - he may just have to wait for Paul to give up his super-middleweight crown unless he moves up or down a weight first.

Jack & Bobby Charlton

The Charlton brothers played a huge part in England's glorious 1966 World Cup victory, and both are huge figures in football in their own right. Bobby is still England and Manchester United's record goalscorer, was a European Footballer of the Year and bagged two as they became the first English side to win the European Cup in 1968. Jack was a Leeds stalwart who won the league and FA Cup. Jack went on to become one of the best managers in Republic of Ireland history.

Alistair & Jonny Brownlee

Triathletes Jonny and Alistair Brownlee show their Olympic medals

The Yorkshire duo have been the driving force behind a huge growth in popularity for triathlon in the UK, mainly due to their enormous success. Younger brother Jonny is a six-time world champion and Olympic bronze medallist, but he's still behind his brother Alistair - who claimed gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Burgess brothers

There must be something in the Yorkshire water to create four hulking brothers who all made rugby league history when Sam, Luke, Tom and George all played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs this year. Sam, George and Tom also got the nod for England in the World Cup, but spare a thought for poor Luke who missed out on a place in Steve McNamara's squad.

Ruby & Katie Walsh

Into the world of horse racing we go, where there have been other successful siblings such as the Hills, but over the jumps Katie has really made a name for herself in one of the toughest sports going. She came third in this year's Grand National - the best ever finish for a female jockey, and often is right up there with celebrated brother Ruby - who has over 1900 including the National.

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