Ahead of facing Scotland in the under-20s Six Nations, Sale Sharks flanker Ben Curry has previewed his side’s penultimate game of the competition.
One Curry brother has featured in each of England’s outings so far this term, with Ben playing in their third-round win over Italy, while twin brother Tom was involved in the two victories before that.
Speaking ahead of joining back up with the national side, Curry said he is reaping the benefits of international rugby.
“It’s a different standard, a new level,” he explained.
“The pace is a lot quicker and it’s great to play with new players because it teaches you how to adapt. Adapting to new environments is a big challenge but it’s something you have to do as a player.”
Having been a key member of the Sale Sharks first team squad since earning his call-up from the academy, Curry is one of the most experienced players in the squad, having played European and Premiership rugby this year.
He revealed that his professional experience in the game is something that helps both him and his teammates on the international stage.
“I go in to that camp with a bit more confidence because the experience I’ve had allows me to help the players around me,” said Curry.
“They then give me more confidence when we get in to touch situations, which is always helpful.”
England will host Scotland at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday evening, as they continue to strive towards a potential Grand Slam.
The young back row expects Scotland to come out fighting, and insists it will not be an easy encounter.
“Scotland will be a physical side, they always are. We’re expecting them to be very physical up front.
“It’ll be like the Italy game, and I’m sure the lads will react in the same way. A tough mentality is key and I’m sure that is what we’ll bring to the game.”
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