Curry blow for England as they prepare for New Zealand test


England coach Eddie Jones could replace Curry with Sam Underhill against the All Blacks, while Mark Wilson, who was named man-of-the-match against the Springboks having started at number eight and switched to the flank in the second half, is another option.

England have otherwise been given a clean bill of health ahead of Saturday's visit of New Zealand to Twickenham - the first time the rivals have met in four years. "It's always good to have other people who are doing a similar role to yourself to be able to talk to... you've got to have some form of relationship that allows you to get on with each other". They've probably got more energy than us at the moment.

Tom Curry has been ruled out of the remainder of England's autumn series by the ankle injury sustained against South Africa. "The only people that don't understand what it's like to be a head coach of an worldwide team are the people who've never been one".

"And the expectations when you coach a top side like England are, you're expected to win, and play well". There's lots of other reasons we didn't win the third Lions test.

"Eddie more than anybody understands that".

"You've got to play a certain way against them, there's no doubt about that".

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'So I think the referees are doing a great job.

"It gives an opportunity for someone else to play No.7". Maybe. But there's a lot of good coaches out there.

"He's had some success against New Zealand in the past, but hopefully he doesn't get any on Saturday".

"Does it mean we've got to be on guard against England?".

Following the romp over Japan last Saturday, the All Blacks have equalled their own best streak, which was achieved in the first 12 of their 14 Tests in 2016 before they only managed three in each the last two games of that season, against Ireland and France.