Sale Sharks boss Steve Diamond has revealed he will not be playing Tom Curry at number eight moving forward.
Eddie Jones is reportedly convinced the back-rower can be England’s long-term solution at number eight after once again overlooking a specialist in the position for the Calcutta Cup clash with Scotland.
But Diamond doesn’t seem convinced, at all.
“I haven’t had any conversation with Eddie about Tom playing No8 and HE WON”T play at No8 for us,” revealed Diamond to Rugby Pass.
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“Tom has a very good skills set but his best position is six or seven… but you have to remember I’m a mere minnow in the world of coaching. I have only seen this guy playing six or seven for the last three years!
“The irony of it is this is that if your team gets to the final of a World Cup and the best player in that team is Tom Curry – for example – then why would you play him out of position?
“However, I always back the national coach and fair play to Eddie, he will see him in a couple of games and if it doesn’t work out he will revert him back to his best position.”