Captain Tom Curry could be Eddie’s own Will Carling | Nick Cain

THE strategic shift of England putting down a marker and picking a vibrant young captain, who also has all the hallmarks of a world-class player, is long overdue.
The last time was in 1988 when Will Carling was appointed at the age of 22, before going on to lead England to three Grand Slams and a World Cup final – but at last there is another candidate in the dynamic shape of Tom Curry.
England forwards coach, Matt Proudfoot, set a hare running this week when he confirmed what some of us have thought for some time, when he described the England openside flanker as “a special, special playe...

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