Sales Sharks’ pair, Tom and Ben Curry, made Aviv Premiership Rugby history last Sunday when they became the fourth pair of twins to play side by side up in the top flight.
The duo, who are 18 year olds, had earlier in the year, become the first set of twins to play for England when they featured in games at the Under-18 Nations tournament.
The pair were in the Sharks game where they were defeated 34-24 by Wasps at the Ricoh Arena. Tom had come off the bench to join the game in the second half of the game.
Ben started the game, which was his first Aviva Premiership start, and went on to play all 80 minutes at the back row. Tom however joined him just before the hour mark at the park.
For Tom, his first debut for the Sharks, had come last month in the game against Bristol Rugby, where he went on to score a try at his first appearance. Ben, on the other hand, made his bow in the home clash with Saracens just last weekend. (more…)
The Sale Sharks have won their final warm up game against Edinburgh and looks ready for the forthcoming 2016/17 Aviva Premiership. They beat Edinburgh by completing five tries. The Sale Sharks coach, Pete Anglesea, is happy with the way the team has been performing, but feels that they have lots more to work out before competing against Newcastle Falcons in the season opener.
Anglesea said that the team has done very well against Edinburgh, one of the best performing teams at the Pro12. They were a tough opposition for the Sharks and everyone in the team got a run out. He felt that the rustiness that Sale showed against Fylde did not affect the outcome of the game and the team was able to win the game. This is very important and will bring a lot of positive feeling in the player’s mind before the Premiership. (more…)