Title: England’s Tom Curry Suspended for Red Card Incident, Billy Vunipola Returns
by Forever Sports Online
England’s flanker, Tom Curry, is set to miss the next two World Cup matches against Japan and Chile due to a suspension for a red card he received in their opening pool match against Argentina. Curry has accepted his three-match ban, acknowledging that his tackle on Argentina’s Juan Cruz Mallía deserved the punishment.
However, Curry’s ban could be reduced to just two matches if he fulfills a condition set by World Rugby. The 22-year-old must attend “tackle school,” where he will receive further education on improving his technique. This decision has sparked debates among supporters who question why other players, like South Africa’s Jesse Kriel and Chile’s Martin Sigren, were not penalized for similar tackles.
With Curry sidelined, England’s head coach Steve Borthwick is exploring the team’s back row options. Despite Curry’s absence, the team will benefit from the return of Billy Vunipola, who served a suspension but is now available for selection in the upcoming matches. Other potential replacements include Ben Earl, Jack Willis, and Lewis Ludlam.
Curry’s absence was evident in England’s recent training sessions, as he did not participate in the team’s main training session. This suggests that Borthwick was already planning for the next match against Japan without his services. The team will have to adapt and strategize accordingly to fill the void left by Curry’s suspension.
In a positive development, former England second-row George Kruis has joined the squad as a lineout consultant. Kruis, who played a crucial role in reaching the World Cup final in 2019 and won 45 caps before retiring, brings his wealth of expertise and experience to the team. Having previously worked with Borthwick and being well-versed in England’s opponents, Kruis is expected to further strengthen the team’s lineout performance.
Although Curry will be absent for the next two matches, fans can look forward to his return for England’s final pool game against Samoa. The team hopes to utilize his skills and contribution in securing a strong finish to their World Cup campaign.
Forever Sports Online will continue to provide updates on Curry’s progress and the overall performance of England throughout the tournament. Stay tuned for all the latest news and analysis.
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