THEIR father is a club stalwart, their brothers talented juniors so when sisters Lily and Bella McIntosh were looking for a sporting team they could both be a part of together, it came as no great shock they ended up at Bathurst Bulldogs.
The siblings are two of the new faces in the Bulldogs' Ferguson Cup outfit this season, adding a further McIntosh bond to the Central West Rugby Union Club.
While Lily, 20, and 18-year-old Bella had previously played basketball and netball together they were keen to give the sport their father Pip is so passionate about a try.
Like him, they now know why their father loves rugby and is a proud Bulldog.
"We wanted to play sport together and hadn't played rugby before, it was something new, the fact that Dad is out there six out of seven days each week," Lily said.
"We are loving it at the moment, I think Dad was a bit nervous watching at first."
"Our little brothers play too, it's a family thing so we thought we'd give it a go," Bella added.
"Bulldogs is such a good club too, it's a great environment.
"Everyone is awesome, we do fitness and training together, we do all our drills as a club. We just feel so included, they are there to support us in everything we do."
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While the sisters have both shown a willingness to muscle up at the breakdown, hit hard in tackles and make good yards, they have different preferences when it comes to positions.
Bella is enjoying her job in the second row, saying "that's where I've been put and I'm sticking there, it's pretty good". While Lily has also packed into a scrum, she would rather leave that task to her younger sister.
"They put me where they want me and where they need me. They like me in the backs, but because we have got so many injuries at the moment they did put me in the second row for one game," Lily said.
"At the start I didn't have a preferred position, but now I definitely like the movement in the backs. If I have to go in the forwards it doesn't bother me too much though."
But no matter where they line up, the McIntoshs are intent on helping the Bulldogs maintain their reputation as one of the heavyweights of the Ferguson Cup.
This Saturday the job will be taking down a West Wyalong side which has won three of its four outings.
"I think there's a little bit of pressure going for three premierships in a row and that they are undefeated so far - you don't want to be the jinx on them. But so far we are going good, we just have to keep it going," Lily said.
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"This weekend we have West Wyalong ... we know they are going to have pretty good experience and are going to be pretty tough.
"We were meant to play at Cowra, but because the boys are playing at home we asked them at the start of the season to move the game to Bathurst. They were nice enough to say yes, we are very appreciative of that."
As for who is the best McIntosh currently playing rugby, the sisters concede they probably don't hold bragging rights. Not yet anyway.
"Our brothers will say it's them, they're 12 and went over to Japan for Central West. We're undefeated, but they're probably on top though," Lily said.
Saturday's match will kick off at noon at Ashwood Park.