Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Curry's Mum in Tears over His New 'Terry Butcher' Look

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Curry's Mum in Tears over His New 'Terry Butcher' Look

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TOM Curry's mum was reduced to tears when confronted by the sight of her son gushing blood from a wound on his forehead in England's rout of France.

The gruesome image of the Sale Sharks ace playing with his face and jersey covered in blood evoked memories of hardman Terry Butcher, who was similarly soaked during a World Cup qualifier against Sweden in 1989.

At 20-years-old, Curry had to be told who the England defender was by forwards coach Steve Borthwick.

It took six stitches to patch Curry up in the 44-8 victory at Twickenham and he returned to the fray with the greatest harm suffered by his mum Susanne.

"My mum's tears had dried up by the end I think! Mum was asking me on Tuesday night if my head was all right, but everything is fine," Curry said. …

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