Tom Curry wants action over technique that sidelined twin Ben

Tom Curry believes rugby ought to act to forestall the kind of damage that has ended the World Cup aspirations of his twin brother Ben.


Ben has been dominated out of Sale’s first Gallagher Premiership closing since 2006 after sustaining a critical hamstring damage in Sunday’s semi-final victory over Leicester.

The 24-year-old wants surgical procedure that entails 4 to 6 months of restoration, all however ruling him out of the World Cup with England’s opener going down in opposition to Argentina on September 9.

It’s a savage blow given his breakthrough worldwide season produced 4 appearances within the Six Nations.

He was contesting the ball on the bottom when he was twisted away by Leicester in a manoeuvre often called a ‘crocodile roll’, a controversial breakdown technique which has the capability to trigger vital accidents.

England flanker Jack Willis was sidelined for a yr after being rolled out of a ruck in opposition to Italy within the 2021 Six Nations and there have been requires this occupational hazard for again rows to be outlawed.

“If there was one thing to forestall that (crocodile roll), it will be good. I believe we’ve received to that level now,” Tom stated.


“This doesn’t should be a giant factor. It’s only a dialog. However we’re seeing accidents on the breakdown from that and also you’ve received to start out listening to what’s occurring.

“For me, in the end we’re on the market to play the sport and if there’s one thing that’s going to make it safer for individuals going for the ball then sensible. However for me rugby is sensible the way in which it’s and I’ll depart it at that.”

Ben’s rehabilitation has already begun and Tom believes the absence of one in every of Sale’s best performers will drive the Sharks on in opposition to Saracens at Twickenham on Saturday week.

“Ben’s a bit much less sore now. Due to the kind of particular person he’s, he hasn’t actually left the coaching floor. He’s been in a hyperbaric chamber for about 5 hours for remedy,” Tom stated.


“It’s powerful as a result of if there’s somebody who deserves to play in a closing I believe it’s him. It’s going to offer us an edge. It has to.

“I’m certain he’ll return because the fittest, finest particular person to have again from a hamstring that’s ever occurred.”

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