England flanker Tom Curry has re-signed with Premiership side Sale Sharks, handing the club a further boost days after South African star Faf de Klerk extended his stay.
The 20-year-old Curry — capped five times since making his debut under Eddie Jones in Argentina in 2017 — signed an extension to his present contract that takes him up to 2023.
“I’m delighted to put pen to paper again at such an exciting time for the club, with recent announcements of re-signings (including twin brother Ben) and reported signings in the future,” Curry said in a statement issued by the Sharks.
Steve Diamond, director of rugby at Sale, said Curry’s characteristics marked him out as an ideal modern day rugby player.
“I’m delighted that England international Tom has pledged his future with the club,” said Diamond.
“He’s come though the academy and, along with his brother, has been a revelation.
“He’s already a senior member of the playing group and is the best example of the modern-day professional rugby player: dedicated, clean living, abrasive and he has a great knowledge of the game for one so young.”
© Agence France-Presse (Additional edits by Marisa Kennedy)