What a performance from Ben Currie last night! A winning try, in front of the Wolves fans, against Wigan at the DW Stadium. Everything went the way he’d have wanted it to on his return from a ten-month injury, and to be honest we shouldn’t be too surprised.
Currie oozes class and has done for a while now. He is a magnificent player for the Wolves and will prove to be an important part of England’s setup for many years to come. Even though he won’t have played many games come the end of this season, Wayne Bennett may still take a punt on him for the World Cup. I doubt you’d hear many complaints from around the division.
He is currently one of the best forwards in Super League and the scary thing is he’s only 22-years-old. With over 100 Warrington appearances to his name, there’s no doubt he’s a fans favourite for his try-scoring nous and timely line breaks.
But, as many forwards are taught to be nowadays, he’s also a great ball handler and has the capability to fill in at centre too. One Warrington forward, Andre Savelio, is on his way to the NRL at the end of this season and it sure wouldn’t be a surprise to see Currie follow him in the next few seasons.
Why wouldn’t he want to test himself Down Under? And if he doesn’t flourish like the Burgess brothers at South Sydney or James Graham at Canterbury, he would certainly be welcomed back to Super League. But that’s potentially a thing for the future..
Tony Smith will be delighted to have him back for the Super 8s, whether that be in the Qualifiers or not. Once he gets back to full fitness, Currie will be tough to stop as he always is and he may well be a shrewd bet for next year’s Man of Steel, although that depends on if he can stay injury free.
A superb player to watch and I’m sure there’ll be a lot of people out there looking forward to seeing how good he turns out to be when he’s at the peak of his career