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Tom Curry would make an “excellent” rugby league participant if he ever switched codes, says outgoing England defence coach Anthony Seibold.
Again row Curry, 24, has gained 43 England caps since his debut in 2017.
“I feel he is without doubt one of the world’s greatest rugby gamers of both code, full cease,” mentioned Seibold, who will take up a head coach function with Australian league aspect Manly Sea Eagles after the autumn.
“I’ve nice admiration for his toughness, work ethic and talent degree.”
Seibold added: “Somebody like him could be an impressive rugby league participant.”
England are getting ready to tackle New Zealand on Saturday of their third autumn worldwide of the 12 months.
Head coach Eddie Jones has been bullish earlier than the groups’ first assembly since England’s World Cup semi-final win in 2019, saying the All Blacks are “there for the taking” after a patchy 12 months by their excessive requirements.
Nevertheless, Seibold says that the appointment of former Eire head coach Joe Schmidt in August to supervise assault has sharpened up the three-time world champions.
“There was some noticeable modifications,” mentioned Seibold
“They’ve nice talent degree and pace within the backline they usually attempt to shorten up the line of defense to allow them to assault on the sting, whether or not it’s an aerial assault or by means of the palms.
“Actually it seems just like the workforce is much more structured with Joe Schmidt’s affect on their assault.
“He did a brilliant job with Eire over quite a few years and you may see some enchancment since he has been in function there.”
Seibold mentioned that his resolution to depart England, slightly than see out subsequent 12 months’s World Cup as he initially meant, had been powerful.
“I needed to decide whether or not to go residence now to a three-year cope with the NRL membership in Manly or keep for 12 months and doubtlessly be on the lookout for work after that time,” he mentioned.
“In the end I made my resolution round that chance and household, however it was a extremely, actually tough resolution.”