Fans join rugby star to watch opening match

England rugby union fans got the opportunity to meet England star Ben Foden at The George Inn, London Bridge to see the team’s opening game of the RBS Six Nations championship

England player Ben Foden joined selected rugby union fans from across London to share rugby banter and a pint to kick off England’s first Six Nations game against Italy on Sunday.

Several lucky rugby fans were given the opportunity to go to The George Inn, London Bridge to watch the opening game of the world’s most anticipated rugby event. Fans were able to share their thoughts on the upcoming tournament, take part in a spot of banter and enjoy a couple of pints with the England and Northampton star.


Fans were given the chance to attend via Greene King’s social media pages and selected at random after a call out for rugby enthusiasts to tag a mate they would most like to watch the game with.

Ben Foden’s England experience made him the perfect company for fans invited by Greene King with a view to bringing fans together.

Ben Foden said: “It’s all about watching the sport you love the most alongside other people that love it as much as you do.

“It’s great to be here sharing the experience of  such a huge tournament with a bunch of real rugby supporters”.

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