England flanker Curry out of November tests with ankle injury

England flanker Curry out of November tests with ankle injury

Flanker Tom Curry looks set to miss this Saturday's autumn global against New Zealand after being taken to hospital for a scan on his injured ankle.

'So having guys like him and other guys is vital because you need guys that are going to be game changers or game-breakers and he's certainly one of those guys, so he's going to be important if he's involved'.

And Youngs has welcomed the 27-year-old's return, saying he looks in fine fettle, while hailing his influence on the squad. It settles down the boys to know that he's there'.

In an unbelievable match Tuilagi's devastating running earned him a try and set up two more, but that day was to prove the high water mark of his and Lancaster's careers to date. "Your headline writers all think it was bad so maybe you need to get new headline writers because everyone else in the world thought it was good". He is looking good.

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Less promising, however, is the ankle problem that forced Tom Curry to depart in the second half and now makes him a significant doubt to face the All Blacks. You know against New Zealand you're going to have score tries, simply trying to slot penalties probably isn't going to be enough because of the threat they pose. We expect to him be in full training by Tuesday, so that gives him the opportunity to become available for selection.

Since then England have lost five matches against the All Blacks - Tuilagi playing in four of them including his last England start in 2014 - and the 2012 win remains their only success in their last 15 meetings. We know that, ' Youngs said.

"Our belief is very good", he added. I'm really pleased he's able to get back out there.

"They're highly successful, you can't hide away from that but it's important you really focus on what we can do".