Tom Curry is happy to have shown the fans what Sale Sharks are capable of ahead of the summer break following their 27-24 win over Bath Rugby.
The 18-year-old played the entire 80 minutes alongside his twin brother, Ben, who scored the second of Sale’s three tries against a Bath side who were in with a shot at a top four finish.
“It was the last game of the season and we went out to have fun, and I think we showed that in our performance,” said Curry.
“To go into next season on a good result like that is massive. We gave the fans something to cheer about and we were able to represent ourselves in a really good light.
“We’ve had our ups and downs this season but we’re in a good place for next year, and we were able to show everyone what we are capable of.”
After a remarkable breakthrough year, the flanker refuses to rest on his laurels and is already looking forward to getting stuck in to next season with Sale’s talented and youthful squad.
“It’s been an amazing experience so far, but I don’t think much needs to be said for next season,” he said.
“The rugby [against Bath] spoke for itself and we showed what we can do. Yes, we’ve been inconsistent this season, but we’re a strong bunch and we’ll only get better from here.”
But before he can focus on the 2017/18 campaign, the back row forward will be jetting off to Argentina following his inclusion in Eddie Jones’ England squad.
His call-up followed a Grand Slam winning under-20s Six Nations campaign, in which he played in three out of the five games.
“I’ve not got much of a break, but I don’t think I want time to recover at the moment,” he revealed with a smile following the season finale against Bath.
“I want to get straight in there and get started. I’m massively looking forward to it and I’m excited to meet up with everyone.
The national squad’s first meeting got underway on Monday, which included tour selections Sam James, Denny Solomona and Ben and Tom Curry, along with fellow Sharks Ross Harrison and Mike Haley.
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