STATEMENT: Tom Curry set to start for England against Argentina - Ruck

STATEMENT: Tom Curry set to start for England against Argentina

Tom Curry is set to make his starting appearance for England in their World Cup opener against Argentina this Saturday, following his recovery from an ankle injury.

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The 25-year-old rugby powerhouse, Curry, is back in action after an ankle injury sidelined him since May when Sale faced a heart-wrenching defeat in the Premiership final.

England’s defensive maestro, Kevin Sinfield, couldn’t be happier and said he’s ‘delighted’ to have Curry back in the mix.

“It’s great to see Tom out there training,” said defence coach Kevin Sinfield.

The rugby league legend added: “He’s been excellent. “We’ve got no doubt about that (if he could start).

“He’s got a number of caps under his belt now and he’s been doing it for years. He can play a number of positions across the back row for us too. We’re delighted he’s available.”

Courtney Lawes, set to lead the team as captain, is all set to begin in the back-row position, despite his absence from the opening cap ceremony due to some soreness.

Wigglesworth said: “Courtney is a bit sore from training on Friday so we decided the best thing for him was to not sit in a chair for an hour or so then have to stand up,

“He is resting at the hotel. He is bit sore from training – the pitch was heavy because of the rain. Nothing too serious, we are just looking after him.”

One are that could still change is the wings as Steve Borthwick waits on the fitness of Elliot Daly and Henry Arundell. If Daly is ruled out, Max Malins will likely start on the wing.

Expected England XV:

15. Freddie Steward

14. Elliot Daly

13. Joe Marchant

12. Ollie Lawrence

11. Jonny May