Blood pours down the face of England star Tom Curry as Red Rose smash France

Blood pours down the face of England star Tom Curry as Red Rose smash France

February 10, 2019 0 By Today news

TOM CURRY’S gory face was more bashed up than France after the England flanker split his forehead open – yet he got patched up and finsihed the game.

The 20-year-old came off worst in a brutal but accidental collision with Damian Penaud’s chin in a 44-8 Red Rose romp.

England flanker Tom Curry split his forehead open in an accidental clash with Damian Penaud's chin
England flanker Tom Curry split his forehead open in an accidental clash with Damian Penaud’s chin
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Curry’s face, eyes and teeth were covered in blood.

But the most shocking sight was his forehead – deep red from the shuddering impact made by French centre Penaud seven minutes into the second half.

Curry’s response summed up the spirit of a supremely-unified England side.

He simply went off for a blood bin – Nathan Hughes replacing him –  before returning for the final 28 minutes.

Tom Curry is sent reeling as his forehead is split open in an accidental clash with Damian Penaud
Tom Curry is sent reeling as his forehead is split open in an accidental clash with Damian Penaud
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Tom Curry was not afraid to get his head stuck in - even before he was treated
Tom Curry was not afraid to get his head stuck in – even before he was treated
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The Twickenham contest was already fading by then, though, after Johny May’s hat-trick had led England’s impressive follow-up to a 33-20 win in Ireland.

Wing May told ITV afterwards: “Trying to raise the bar after last week was the challenge but we came out and definitely played some good rugby today.

“The brand of rugby we want to play, we want to put teams under pressure.

Tom Curry shrugged off this damage to play the last 28 minutes against France
Tom Curry shrugged off this damage to play the last 28 minutes against France
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Flanker Tom Curry was well enough to come back on after this injury following five minutes of treatment
Flanker Tom Curry was well enough to come back on after this injury following five minutes of treatment
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“I’m just doing my job, we are all working hard and putting some good performances together.

“We have learnt a lot and worked incredibly hard, and it’s paid off in the end.

“To score a hat trick at Twickenham is awesome and very special, I’m very lucky.”

Red Rose hero Tom curry was patched up and returned, seemingly unshaken
Red Rose hero Tom curry was patched up and returned, seemingly unshaken
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