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Scans reveal Tom Curry to miss significantly more than the Argentina match

By Iain Strachan
Sale Sharks' Tom Curry (Getty Images)

Following a scan this afternoon it has been confirmed that Tom Curry dislocated a small bone in his left wrist during training this afternoon.


He underwent a minor operation this evening and is likely to be out for up to 12 weeks.

Curry was due to be on the bench for England’s game against Argentina on Saturday.

Sam Simmonds has replaced the injured Curry on England’s bench for the Test against Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday.

Curry, who made his first, and so far only, England appearance away to the same opponents in June, hurt his wrist in training on Thursday.

Fellow back-row forward Simmonds had been among the players released back to their clubs when head coach Eddie Jones trimmed his squad to a group of 26 on Tuesday.

But the uncapped Exeter Chiefs player could now make his international debut as a replacement this weekend.



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Shaylen 6 hours ago
Ireland and South Africa share the same player development dilemma

These guys will be utility players Nick it cannot be helped because coaches cannot help themselves. Rassie looks at players like these and sees the ability to cover multiple positions without losing much. It allows the 6-2 or 7-1. He wont change his coaching style or strategy for one player. At provincial level players like these are indispensable. If there is an injury to your starting 12 but your back up 12 is a bit iffy then a coach is going to go with the back up 10 who is gold and who can play a good 12. Damian Willemse for the Springboks is an obvious case, for the Stormers its the same. Dobson plays him at 12 or 15, with Gelant in the team he plays 12 but if Gelant goes down he doesnt go for his back up 15, he just puts Willemse there. With Frawley its the same at international and provincial level. He just slots in wherever. Frans Steyn made a career out of it. He was much maligned though as a youngster as he never fully developed into any role. He then went to Japan and France to decide for himself what kind of player he was, put on muscle and retained his big boot, ran over players and booted the ball long and came back into the Springboks after about 3 years away and was then certain about how he wanted to play the game no matter what position. Coaches cannot help themselves because they only want what is best for their teams and that means putting your most talented players on even if it means you cause them some discomfort. Sometimes players need to decide how they want to play the game and then adapt that to every position and let the coach decide how they want to use them.

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