England’s 21-year-old flanker Tom Curry has performed an important position in England’s run to the World Cup Last.
However as Tom, who’s additionally been shortlisted for World Rugby’s participant of the 12 months award, is excelling in Japan, his twin brother Ben has needed to accept watching it on TV at dwelling.
Additionally a fellow skilled rugby participant for English Premiership facet Sale Sharks, Ben began a social media marketing campaign so he might assist his brother in particular person.
He requested Sale for permission to overlook Friday’s recreation in opposition to Bristol Bears. Sale tweeted that it might ship him to Japan if the submit acquired 200 retweets. It smashed the goal, so now Curry is in Japan to watch his twin brother.
That is what the 21-year-old mentioned to BBC Sport:
What would I keep in mind once I’m 60, one recreation in opposition to Bristol or my twin taking part in in a World Cup remaining — and presumably successful it — with me in Japan.
Whenever you put it in these phrases, I believed I needed to not less than ask.
Wasps winger Marcus Watson, whose brother Anthony additionally begins for England, adopted Curry’s lead. He too was granted permission by his membership to fly out to Japan and assist his brother.