Tom Curry (rugby union)

Tom Curry (born (1998-06-15)15 June 1998 in Hounslow, England) is an English rugby union player, currently playing with the Sale Sharks. He plays as a flanker.

Tom Curry
Birth nameThomas Michael Curry
Date of birth (1998-06-15) 15 June 1998 (age 21)
Place of birthHounslow, England
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight109 kg (17 st 2 lb; 240 lb)[2][3]
SchoolBishop Heber High School
Oundle School
Notable relative(s)Ben Curry
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Current team Sale Sharks
Youth career
Crewe & Nantwich RUFC
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Sale Sharks
Sale FC (loan)
Correct as of 19 October 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
England U18
England U20
Correct as of 19 October 2019

Club careerEdit

Played for Crewe & Nantwich in the early stages of his amateur career. Curry made his professional debut against Scarlets on 15 October 2016 in the European Champions Cup, becoming the fourth-youngest English player and youngest Sale Sharks player to have played in the competition.[4] He scored on his Aviva Premiership debut on 30 October 2016, becoming the third-youngest scorer in the competition.[5] At the end of the 2016-17 season, he was named a joint recipient of Sale Sharks' Young Player of the Season award, sharing the award with his brother Ben.[6]

International careerEdit

Curry was named in the England U20 squad for the 2016/17 season on 14 October 2016, having previously represented England U18.[7] Curry was part of the England U20 squad that won a Grand Slam in the 2017 Six Nations Under 20 Championship.

He was called up to the senior England squad by Eddie Jones for their 2017 summer tour of Argentina.[8] In his first England appearance against the Barbarians on 28 May 2017 he was named Man of the Match.[9] The match against the Barbarians was a 'non-test' fixture, so he did not receive an official cap. Curry made his first capped appearance for England at flanker in the first test against Argentina in June 2017[10]. He became the youngest player to start at flanker for England[11], and the youngest England forward since 1912.[12]

Curry was named in England's 2019 Six Nations Squad and started at No 7 in all of England's games. He scored tries in the matches against Wales and Scotland.

International triesEdit

As of 22 September 2019 [13]
Try Opposing team Location Venue Competition Date Result Score
1   Wales Cardiff, Wales Millennium Stadium 2019 Six Nations 23 February 2019 Loss 13 – 21
2   Scotland London, England Twickenham Stadium 2019 Six Nations 16 March 2019 Draw 38 – 38
3   Ireland London, England Twickenham Stadium 2019 Rugby World Cup warm-up 24 August 2019 Win 57 – 15

Personal lifeEdit

Curry is the twin brother of Sale Sharks flanker Ben Curry, nephew of former England hooker John Olver and cousin of Northampton Saints fly-half Sam Olver.[14] John Olver also taught at Oundle School, where Curry was educated for sixth form (age 16-18).


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  3. ^ "Squad Player - Premiership Rugby - Tom Curry". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Curry becomes youngest Sharks player to play in elite European competition". web page. Sale Sharks. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Sale Sharks' Tom Curry speeds into the record books". web page. Sale Sharks. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  6. ^ "2016-17 Aviva Premiership End of Season Awards". web page. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  7. ^ "England U20 2016/17 elite player squad announced". web page. England Rugby. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  8. ^ "England v Argentina: Dylan Hartley, Joe Launchbury & George Ford in squad". BBC Sport. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  9. ^ "England vs Barbarians match report".
  10. ^ Standley, James. "England beat Argentina thanks to Denny Solomona's late try". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  11. ^ "England vs Argentina Team".
  12. ^ "England's youngest rugby players by position".
  13. ^ "Tom Curry". 7 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Meet the Curry brothers:England's terrific twins". web page. England Rugby. Retrieved 16 November 2016.