Sale Sharks allow Ben Curry to head to Japan for witnessing brother Tom play in World Cup final

Ben Curry (in picture) is excited to watch his twin brother feature in World Cup final
Ben Curry (in picture) is excited to watch his twin brother feature in World Cup final
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Ben Curry will head to Japan to watch his identical twin Tom feature for England in the World Cup final against South Africa next weekend after seeking permission from his club Sale Sharks.

Ben was supposed to play in the Gallagher Premiership game against Bristol Bears on Friday but Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond has granted him off for few days following #GetBenToJapan social media campaign.

"What would I remember when I'm 60, one game against Bristol or my twin playing in a World Cup final, and possibly winning it, with me in Japan?" Ben told BBC Sport

'"When you put it in those terms I thought I had to at least ask. Then I had a conversation with my parents and thought it could be a once in a lifetime opportunity. It is bigger than rugby.

"I felt I would regret not going more than I would regret the guilt of going so I thought I had to ask, I was so nervous, and I explained the situation."

Ben will head to Japan on Tuesday and will join his family members, who are already in the country since the quarter-finals.

Tom, who also plays for Sale Sharks featured in all five games for England in the World Cup including the quarter-final and semi-final against Australia and New Zealand respectively.

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