How to Tell Ben and Tom Curry Apart Ahead of Summer Series Revealed - Ruck

How to Tell Ben and Tom Curry Apart Ahead of Summer Series Revealed

Many people have been wondering how to distinguish Ben and Tom Curry, especially after both were named in the England squad for the summer series.

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England will play in Tokyo on June 22, marking former coach Eddie Jones’ first game in his second tenure leading Japan.

Steve Borthwick’s team will then face the All Blacks in two tests in New Zealand: in Dunedin on July 6 and Auckland on July 13.

In the past, the Curry twins styled their hair in opposite directions. However, they now both sport buzz cuts, a stark contrast to their floppy-haired look from their early 20s.

Tom Curry of Sale Sharks and Ben Curry, Captain of Sale Sharks during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Semi Final Match between Bath Rugby and Sale Sharks at the Recreation Ground on 1 June 2024. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

One way to tell them apart is by the strapping Tom Curry always wears on his left wrist, which was particularly noticeable during the 2023 Rugby World Cup and again during his recent comeback for Sale against Bath in the Premiership semi-final.

Additionally, Tom is 4kg heavier than Ben, though this difference is harder to detect visually.

Wayne Barnes demands rugby make three changes to ‘improve rugby’

Over the course of his illustrious career, he took charge of a remarkable 111 Tests, including five World Cups.

Notably, Barnes presided over 17 Six Nations tournaments, three European Champions Cup finals, and 10 Premiership finals.

Discover the three significant changes Barnes advocates for rugby union in the current landscape, aiming to enhance the game’s appeal and competitiveness.

Read his full column for The Telegraph by clicking here.

Change one: Referee reviewers must encourage the game to flow

He wrote in his column: “With the game crying out for less stoppages and for more attacking rugby, a general philosophy around allowing the game to flow should be the focus of what the selectors are feeding back to match officials.”

RUCK Judgment: Spot on – it just makes sense that referees are recognised for promoting gameplay rather than enforcing rules to the extent that the game halts more frequently than in American Football.

Referee, Wayne Barnes during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bristol Bears and Bath Rugby at Ashton Gate on 29 Jan. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK