Premiership Rugby club Sale Sharks have bowed – willingly – to social media pressure and have given Ben Curry time off to fly to Japan for the Rugby World Cup final this weekend.

The flanker is England star Tom Curry's twin brother, with the latter starring in England's quarter-final and semi-finals wins over Australia and New Zealand, respectively.

Curry's club Sale Sharks tweeted on Monday that if they were to receive 200 retweets, they would let Ben miss the club's clash against Bristol on Friday night in order join his family to watch Tom's bid for World Cup glory on Saturday.

The campaign – #getBentoJapan – has succeeded in Sale giving him 'the opportunity of a lifetime for the 21-year-old, who has represented England at under-20 level, but is yet to make a senior appearance despite his inclusion on their tour to Argentina in 2017.

The trip was comfirmed after more than 800 people retweeted Sale's original tweet with many fans claiming the club has 'done the right thing', though one Twitter use complained he might lose fantasy team points with an absent Ben.