England’s Rugby World Cup sensation, Tom Curry, has earned himself a well-deserved reputation as a ‘freak of nature,’ according to his teammate Ben Earl. This accolade came to light after scrum coach Tom Harrison shared an incident where Curry’s exceptional dedication and work ethic shone through.
Curry, who plays for Sale Sharks, had been suspended following a red card for a high tackle against Argentina. However, he didn’t let his suspension deter him. Instead, he continued his rigorous training, ensuring he would be in peak condition upon his return. Even when instructed to stop by Aled Waters, England’s head of strength and conditioning, Curry persisted, displaying an unparalleled level of determination.
The glowing praise for Curry’s unmatched fitness came during a Reddit Ask Me Anything session with the England Rugby team. When asked about the players with the most remarkable endurance, Earl singled out Curry alongside Marcus Smith. According to Earl, Smith can “run forever,” and Curry, in his opinion, is a “freak of nature.”
Harrison, clearly awestruck by Curry’s dedication, described him as a truly unique player. He emphasized Curry’s extraordinary level of fitness and his willingness to push himself to the limits. In a recent conditioning session, Curry completed his repetitions, even when told to stop, demonstrating his relentless work ethic. Despite being reprimanded by his coach, Curry’s passion for the game propelled him to keep going.
Harrison highlighted Curry’s exceptional attitude, not just towards his own training but also in his efforts to support the team. Even during his suspension, Curry actively contributed to the team’s training sessions. He worked hard to create challenging training environments for his teammates and shared his valuable experience and knowledge with the back rows during team meetings.
Looking ahead, England’s head coach, Steve Borthwick, is expected to include Curry in the lineup for their upcoming match against Samoa on October 7. Based on Curry’s exceptional fitness levels and unwavering dedication, it’s no surprise that his teammates and coaches hold him in such high regard. His commitment to his training and his team exemplifies the spirit of a true sportsman, making him a standout player in the world of rugby.