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Fit-again Tom Curry reveals how his training ground injury happened

By PA
(Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Tom Curry has insisted he is ready to be catapulted into the biggest match for England since their 2019 Rugby World Cup final when they clash with Argentina on Saturday in Marseille. Curry has been picked at openside for the Pool D opener despite missing the entire build-up campaign last month because of an ankle injury sustained in training.

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When he takes the field against the Pumas, it will be his debut under rookie Test-level head coach Steve Borthwick and his first appearance since Sale lost the Gallagher Premiership final to Saracens in May.

England had no hesitation in pitching their defensive kingpin straight back into action, knowing that in the past he has been successfully restored to the back row after a spell out injured.

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“It feels like I have been preparing for this for a while. I did my hamstring, came back, did my hamstring, came back, did my hamstring,” said Curry, who missed the entire Guinness Six Nations.

“So I think I have been well rehearsed in coming back from injury and I’ve put myself in a good spot for this game. I have trained well, I feel full of confidence and I’m pretty used to it by now.

Team Form

Last 5 Games

2
Wins
2
2
Streak
3
11
Tries Scored
11
26
Points Difference
-32
1/5
First Try
1/5
1/5
First Points
2/5
0/5
Race To 10 Points
1/5

“It has been good to come into a team environment where we are all pushing and trying to get better every day. The injury happened when I came down from a lineout. I’m not revealing who dropped me. These things happen.

“I just landed on someone’s foot and my ankle went over. I thought it was a lot worse at the time but it has worked out pretty well.”

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