Six Nations 2021: England's Tom Curry out to send Scotland's stock crashing after swotting up on markets in lockdown

WOLF of Wall Street wannabee Tom Curry is ready to send Scotland's Six Nations stocks crashing.

England ace Curry is swotting up on the financial markets during his down time in Eddie Jones' camp.

So after putting in the hours in to broker a win against Finn Russell and co at Twickenham, the 22-year-old flanker is taking part in after hours trading – due to the Covid restrictions on socialising.

Asked if he could be the next billionaire boy, like Leonardo DiCaprio's character in the Wolf of Wall Street, Curry said: "I am in a whatsapp group that is loosely based around that. . . .but not any time soon.

"Sam Hill got me into it, he loves that, so he has got me looking more at investments.

"I am enjoying the research and all the thinking and thought that goes behind it, it has been really interesting and a good thing away from rugby."

Due to strict coronavirus rules England are no longer sharing rooms and can only socialise outside.

So when he's not burying his head in the Financial Times, Curry revealed that life in the biosecure bubble is more trashy than flashy.

Full-back Elliot Daly compared their outdoor set-up with fire pits and tented areas to being on reality show Love Island and Curry added: "Yeah, it is – just with added rain and cold!

"It is what it is. There are different ways to embrace these rules and changes and the fire pit, table tennis, outdoor chess – big outdoor chess. . . you just have to bring your jacket.

"We have to make sure we are adhering to the rules, but we have more time by ourselves too – whether it is analysing stuff in the computer room, we still have coffees round the fire.

"But there is also a bit more invention when you are by yourself – books, research – anything."

England ended 2020 with two trophies and an eight-match unbeaten run.

And Curry reckons that even with all the new and bizarre protocols they are juggling, it won't affect their Six Nations title defence.

He said: "There is definitely a feeling that something’s growing. We are not deluded. We know it’s going to take a lot of hard work and little differences.

"There is an element we know we haven’t reached our full potential, and that’s the real exciting thing, especially this tournament.

"We don’t know what we can achieve, and that’s the brilliant part.”


England were also boosted in their quest to land a fourth Championship under Jones as his trusted no.2 John Mitchell signed on up to the 2023 France World Cup.

The ex All Blacks boss, who also worked with Clive Woodward, said: "When I was here 20 years ago I had the chance to stay on and I went back to New Zealand too early.

"This time I’m in a position where it just feels right to invest in this team and players. This side has so much more potential.

"We don’t realise, I don’t think, how much better we can get. We have some unfinished business and a big goal of winning in 2023."

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