Eddie Jones To Call Up Flanker Ben Curry For Six Nations But Plans On Playing Him In Bizarre Position


England boss Eddie Jones looks set to call up Tom Curry’s twin brother Ben for this year’s Six Nations – but has plans to potentially play him in a bizarre and rather unorthodox position.

Ben is used to partnering his brother Tom in Sale’s back-row with both players seemingly comfortable at six or seven, but according to the Daily Mail – Jones reckons Ben can do a job at scrumhalf for England.

Jones famously made headlines last year when he suggested that winger Jack Nowell could potentially be deployed in England’s back-row as a seven, but the roles are being reversed this time with the Australian contemplating turning a forward into a back this time.

Sources have indicated to Sportsmail that there may be a genuine intention within the England set-up to explore the option of deploying him in a hybrid role for the championship.

The move may allow England to go into Tests without a recognised scrum-half on the bench, adopting the 6-2, backs/forwards split made famous by South Africa that more and more teams are using this season.

A bizarre and bold move if true. But if it works he’ll be heralded as a genius! Although something tells us it won’t.

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