Following on from the success of the #GetBenToJapan campaign for Sale Sharks’ Ben Curry to go and watch his twin Tom, another hashtag #WatsonToWorldCup built momentum for Wasps’ Watson and he will now also be in Yokohama.
A massive thanks to Dai and @WaspsRugby for letting me go. Means a lot to me and my family. @callumwatson9 and I are buzzing to be on our way to ?? to join mum and dad. This pic was the last time we were all away together #sisqo #simonphoenix ? pic.twitter.com/wNh2VVXcdg
— Marcus Watson (@MarcusWatson11) October 31, 2019
Meanwhile, Ben Youngs’ brother, former England international Tom, ruled out the possibility of going to Japan, claiming on Twitter that he “has a job to do this weekend here in Leicester”.
The Tigers sit at the bottom of the Premiership following two defeats. They host Gloucester on Saturday and their captain will be playing. He sent this message on social media.
I am so proud of what you have achieved so far. The whole family is.
I would be there but there is a job to do this weekend here in Leicester for the club ? we love.
— Tom Youngs (@TomYoungs87) October 29, 2019
Anthony Watson s starting on the wing against the Springboks, while World Rugby player of the year nominee Tom Curry will be starting at blindside flanker.
With Eddie Jones’ side entering the match as favourites, this was surely an opportunity that the likes of Marcus Watson and Ben Curry could not turn down. Wasps and Sale – to their credit – seem to have understood that.
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