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Ben Currie turned down NRL offers according to agent

Over the weekend Warrington Wolves star Ben Currie’s career with the club was celebrated in his testimonial against the Leigh Leopards.

He even scored a try to underline his quality and why he is one of Super League’s best but most underrated forwards.

However, his career could have been very different from a young age.

As he impressed as a young lad, Currie had offers from NRL clubs but ultimately stayed loyal to Warrington as revealed by agent Craig Harrison on the brilliant Show Me The Money UK TV YouTube channel.

Harrison said:

“The only thing I would pull him on is he was probably one of the top three 16-year-olds I’ve ever seen and one of the top two 18-year-olds I’ve ever seen. We were talking John Bateman and him.

“After the England test match against Australia everybody said he was the best player there. He got loads of Australian offers, but he stayed loyal to Warrington and he has done that twice now.”

The other time came in 2020, Currie was in the final year of his deal and was in talks to sign for Leeds Rhinos.

Harrison said: “The last time when he was out of contract he was in talks with Leeds and with quite a few other clubs. There were a lot of clubs in for him.

“Karl Fitzpatrick knew this, we were very transparent about it. But Ben has always stayed loyal to Warrington. It meant a lot to him.

“Ben at Warrington felt that emotion and love on Saturday and thought ‘wow.’ He’s in the last year in his deal, so it’s a big year for him.”

Still at Warrington, Harrison believes Currie needs a trophy now: “Do I think Ben needs to win something given the talent? Yes, I do, I think he needs to win the Grand Final, it’s the minimum expectation for someone of that ability.

“He had a lot going off in the World Cup year: he had a baby, Warrington weren’t hitting their straps, they had shocking year and he didn’t get in the squad. But we saw the ability of Ben on Saturday.”

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