Tom Curry is set to start in England's World Cup opener against Argentina on Saturday despite...
Tom Curry is poised to go straight back into England's starting team for the World Cup opener against Argentina on Saturday despite not playing for three-and-a-half months.
The 25-year-old Sale flanker's last competitive appearance was when his club faced Saracens in the Premiership Final on May 27.
Several weeks later, he suffered an ankle injury in training which meant that he missed England's four warm-up matches last month. And this Curry unlike twin brother Ben is yet to play a Test under Steve Borthwick, having missed the last Six Nations due to a hamstring problem.
Now that he is finally fit and in full training, the Red Rose management regard the Lions openside as someone capable of alleviating the defensive crisis which came to a head in the shock defeat against Fiji at Twickenham, when England missed a staggering 27 tackles.
'We're delighted Tom is available,' said defence coach Kevin Sinfield. Asked if throwing him straight in to face the Pumas represented a risk, he added: 'No. He is ready.'