Tom Curry to return to England squad for the first time since horror injury - Ruck

Tom Curry to return to England squad for the first time since horror injury

Steve Borthwick will bring both Curry twins into this week’s England training camp, according to The Telegraph, as preparations intensify for the summer Tests against Japan and New Zealand.

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Ben and Tom both played in Sale Sharks’ semi-final defeat by Bath, with Ben starting as captain and scoring a try before Tom came off the bench for his first appearance since the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Following the game, Sale boss Alex Sanderson enthusiastically praised Curry’s spirited return. “How good, how good,” he beamed when asked about his returning back-rower.

“Just straight back into it and he probably could have started today, but it’s not really fair to start him after he has had seven months out. But yeah, it’s a great comeback.

“I’m really chuffed for him. Tom Ellis was another one and Luke James, that’s three lads who have been injured for quite a long time, so I’m happy they got on the field as well.”

The 33-man England Squad Steve Borthwick Should Select For Summer Tour

It’s been a decade since England’s last visit to New Zealand, a challenging 2014 series under Stuart Lancaster resulting in a 3-0 defeat.

The memories of the 2008 tour aren’t any sweeter, with England tasting defeat in both Tests against the All Blacks. However, a glimmer of triumph emerged in 2003, as they secured a thrilling 15-13 victory over New Zealand just before the Rugby World Cup.

In this highly anticipated tour, Borthwick’s squad will face a formidable challenge with only two tests against the All Blacks, following a clash with Japan in Tokyo.

Here is the list of our predicted squad organised by their current clubs:

RUCK’s England squad for the summer:


  • Joe Marler
  • Fin Baxter
  • Chandler Cunningham-South
  • Marcus Smith

Bristol Bears

  • Ellis Genge
  • Harry Randall
  • Gabriel Ibitoye


  • Jamie George
  • Theo Dan
  • Maro Itoje
  • Ben Earl
  • Elliot Daly