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Sport Rugby World Cup 2019: Youngs says Curry has the ingredients to be an England great

19:50  23 october  2019
19:50  23 october  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

England smash New Zealand 19-7 to reach Rugby World Cup final

  England smash New Zealand 19-7 to reach Rugby World Cup final England advanced to the Rugby World Cup final and their first since 2007 after they produced a dominant performance to record a 19-7 win over two-time defending champions New Zealand in their semi-final at Yokohama Stadium on Saturday. England dominated from first to last, looking sharper, faster, stronger and more inventive in attack and fearsomely aggressive in defence and in the breakdown, where again the dynamic young duo of Sam Underhill and Tom Curry were immense.New Zealand, who had not lost a World Cup match since the 2007 quarter-finals, barely threatened all night.

“The good news for us is we can still improve,” said England coach Eddie Jones after The ball is eventually out for an England lineout. Cheika has had enough and Toomua is on for the Lealiifano. England gather the restart and allow Ben Youngs to do the necessary to touch and Australia chuck a

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a close up of a man throwing a ball: England flanker Tom Curry © Getty Images England flanker Tom Curry

Ben Youngs says the "unbelievably special" Tom Curry can go on to become one of England's greatest back-rowers.

Curry has been outstanding in England's run to the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup and the 21-year-old was named man of the match in the quarter-final hammering of Australia last weekend.

England scrum-half Youngs says there is plenty more to come from flanker Curry,  who has forged a formidable back-row pairing with the 23-year-old Sam Underhill.

(Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP via Getty Images) © Getty (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP via Getty Images)

"Being an older member of the squad, you see these young guys come in and you want them to be successful," said Youngs.

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"Tom is an unbelievably special player. He works incredibly hard and nothing seems to faze him. He's in this bubble - and he's just loving every moment of it.

"Things like that are infectious and I'm sure he'll continue to grow and grow as a player. I'm sure he'll go on to be one of the greatest back-rowers England have ever had, I've no doubt.

(Photo by Francois Nel - World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images) © Getty (Photo by Francois Nel - World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images)

"Underhill, though he looks a lot older, isn't too old himself. Both those guys, and the energy they bring - I'm just pleased and proud of them."

Youngs said England know they have no margin for error when they attempt to dethrone New Zealand on Saturday, having missed out a victory over the All Blacks last year when Underhill's late try was ruled out as Courtney Lawes was offside.

Sale allow Ben Curry to watch twin Tom in World Cup final

  Sale allow Ben Curry to watch twin Tom in World Cup final After some small scale social media campaigning, and a polite request to his club’s Director of Rugby, Ben Curry is off to Japan to watch his twin brother in a Rugby World Cup final. Flanker Tom Curry has played a pivotal role in England’s back row throughout the tournament, putting in a man of the match performance in the quarter-final against Australia and forming 50% of the “Kamikaze Kids” with fellow flanker Sam Underhill. Meanwhile,Flanker Tom Curry has played a pivotal role in England’s back row throughout the tournament, putting in a man of the match performance in the quarter-final against Australia and forming 50% of the “Kamikaze Kids” with fellow flanker Sam Underhill.

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England coach Eddie Jones says his side have not hit their best after they powered past Australia to reach the World Cup semi-finals. The choice to include Slade, who had not played more than a half of rugby in five months because of a knee injury, seemed to be justified when the Exeter back placed

"[We learned] the importance of how error-free you have to be — and you saw that again at the weekend with Ireland [in the quarter-final] — a couple of Ireland mistakes and they [New Zealand] are down at the other end, scoring off the back of it," the pivot said.

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