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Brothers Griffiths set to do battle in Asia

Joel and Ryan Griffiths will do battle with brother Adam in the opening round of this season's Asian Champions League.

Newcastle Jets are in China to take on Beijing Guoan which will see former Jets skipper Joel, who has joined Beijing on loan, team up with younger brother Ryan.

For the Jets, Adam, who has signed a deal with Gold Coast United for next season could potentially be matched up against Joel.

"It's very amazing that there's three brothers playing on the one pitch, two for one team and one for the other," said Jets coach Gary van Egmond.

"Their parents must be very proud.

"Adam is in very good physical condition, he's always been in good physical condition but in particular now.

"He's the biggest of the three brothers altogether and he's probably the mentally strongest of them, so he's looking for bragging rights after this game.

"He's very very up for this game, he's wanting to win this game, so he doesn't get a ribbing from his brothers."

Andrew Slevison
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