So far we have seen Ireland fans give a standing ovation to Japan, a superfan sporting body-painted jerseys, and England supporters dressed head to toe in white and red.

But #rugbyunited’s Peter Redman wants to see something a little different from England fans and has already put the wheels in motion for a Gallagher Premiership Rugby themed evening this Friday, October 4.

In the true spirit of inclusivity, Redman is urging fans to don their club colours and head down to the Hobgoblin in Roppongi with the aim of having all 12 teams represented on the night.

“I know a few people that are going to be around in Tokyo at the same time so I decided it would be a good idea to try and get people watching the games in their club jerseys rather than their national jerseys,” said Wasps fan, Redman.

“If we can get someone from all 12 teams wearing their club colours in the centre of Tokyo that would be amazing.

“At the moment we have six or seven teams covered but the more exposure we can get the better the chance we have of having them all represented.

“I came up with the idea and met up with rugbyunited Co-Founder Trevor Large here in Japan and put the idea to him and our aim is to show Japan and all the global rugby community, that our clubs don’t separate us, they can actually bring us together.

“If we had everyone here wearing an England shirt, it would just be a sea of white and that is what the stadiums look like so we wanted to do something different.”

South Africa will face Italy in Friday’s late kick off meaning Gallagher Premiership Rugby fans will be able to put their club differences aside and enjoy international rugby in a buzzing environment.

The Hobgoblin address is:
16-33, Roppongi 3-Chōme
Minato, Tokyo
Japan 106-0032

The start time is 5pm, when it opens and as it’s a Friday, it will be busy so we are encouraging people to arrive fairly early! 

For more details on the evening please visit the rugbyunited Facebook event page –

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