England’s starting flanker Tom Curry has recovered from an ankle injury in time to play against Argentina on Saturday in their World Cup opener.
The 25-year-old Curry has not played since May 27, when Sale lost the Premiership final, and he also sat out all four of England’s World Cup tune-up games last month.
Curry’s availability to play in Marseille “delighted” England’s defensive coach Kevin Sinfield.
On Tuesday, Sinfield remarked that he was encouraged to see Tom in training.
Here are five promising young players to watch at the World Cup.
He’s been fantastic. The English players felt they were written off “a bit too early.”
Sinfield responded, “We’ve got no doubt about that,” when asked if Curry could be returned immediately.
He’s been at it for a while and he’s got a few victories under his cap. He’s versatile enough to fill in anywhere on our back line. We’re overjoyed that he’s free now.
If selected, England will be counting on Curry to help shore up a defense that has given up 12 tries in four preseason games.
Prominent Individuals Suspended Both Owen Farrell and Billy Vunipola will be unavailable for the Pumas’ season opener due to their inconsistent play.
A comeback at number six for Curry, who has 45 caps to his name and was a key contributor to England’s run to the 2019 final, is possible.
Having Tom Curry back on hand is a huge boon,” Sinfield continued. The suspensions we’ve had over the past few weeks haven’t exactly been a boon. The shuffles in the back row haven’t helped, I’m sure.
Prediction: who will take home the World Cup trophy?
Rugby World Cup schedule, groupings, and broadcast schedules
I do think this group is getting stronger and better as time goes by. We haven’t been good enough thus far, and that’s something I’m aware of and accept.
I have full faith and trust in the team, and we are working extremely hard this week to improve.
I’ve seen a minor shift in our methods this past week. That shift and readjustment were essential.
“I’ve truly appreciated my time with the lads. I’m not thrilled with the outcome or the number of goals we’ve given up, but I see the big picture and appreciate the effort.
Simply put, we need to improve in all areas. I won’t avoid or apologize for that. In defense, we need to make general improvements. Last time out, we didn’t make nearly enough tackles, and that’s something we need to change.
I consider myself to be within the team. I accept responsibility and accountability.
Schedule for England in Group D
Saturday, September 9 at 20:00, Stade de Marseille: England vs. Argentina
At 20:00 on Sunday, September 17 at the Stade de Nice, England will play Japan.
Saturday, September 23, 16:45, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille; England vs. Chile
On the 7th of October at 16:45 local time, England will play Samoa at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille.