Who’s Tom Curry: Ten issues you need to know concerning the England back-row
Tom Curry, who can play throughout the again row at six, seven or eight, is among the youngest-ever gamers to characterize England at Check degree. Study extra concerning the wonderkid, who burst onto the scene in 2016, under.
Ten issues you need to learn about Tom Curry
1. Born in Hounslow on 15 June 1998, Tom Curry grew up additional north and performed for Crewe & Nantwich RUFC in his youth. He weighs 110kg (17st 5lb) and stands at 185cm (6ft 1in).
2. His twin brother is Sale Sharks team-mate Ben Curry, who additionally performs as a flanker. Former England hooker John Olver is their uncle and former Northampton Saints fly-half Sam Olver is their cousin.
3. Curry was a part of the England U20 squad that received a Six Nations Grand Slam in 2017, having beforehand performed for England U18.
4. Curry made his skilled debut for Sale in 2016 towards Scarlets within the European Champions Cup aged simply 18, making him the fourth-youngest English participant to seem within the event. He’s additionally the youngest-ever Sale Sharks participant to seem within the European Cup.
5. Curry scored on his Premiership debut in October 2016, making him the third-youngest scorer within the competitors. Sale Sharks named each Tom and Ben joint recipients of the Younger Participant of the Season award on the finish of the 2016-17 marketing campaign.
6. Following the award, each Tom and Ben obtained call-ups to the England squad. Tom changed Ben in an uncapped sport towards the Barbarians in Could 2017 after his brother suffered an damage.
7. Making his England debut 5 days earlier than his nineteenth birthday towards Argentina in 2017, Curry grew to become England’s youngest ahead since 1912. In that interval, solely Jonny Wilkinson debuted for the nation at a youthful age.
8. Beginning each sport for England within the 2019 Six Nations, Tom Curry additionally scored tries towards Wales and Scotland. At simply 20 years outdated, Curry had grow to be integral to England’s again row. He has performed at each flanker and No 8 for England.
9. The youngest participant in England’s 2019 World Cup squad, Curry additionally grew to become the youngest English ahead to play at a World Cup. His performances on the event, together with a Man of the Match show towards Australia within the quarter-finals, noticed him nominated for the World Rugby Participant of the 12 months award.
10. Each Tom and Ben had trials with Manchester Metropolis after they had been youthful. Nevertheless, Tom scored an own-goal, signalling the tip of each of their soccer careers. He instructed the Telegraph: “I feel it was that own-goal I scored that bought us each kicked out.”
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