Currie keen for England chance

Ben Currie says it doesn’t matter to him whether he plays in the centres or forwards as long as he’s in the running for England at the end of this year.

Currie has filled all over the park for Warrington this year, including in the halves.

The 22-year old has been in great form scoring 15 tries, setting up 12, busting 55 tackles and making 30 offloads.

“I think each season as I’ve started I’ve learnt new things, you’ve got the coaches helping you each year,” he told Love Rugby League.

“Each year I’ve been improving slowly and I hope theres a lot more to come as well.”

With England strong in the forwards Currie could be an option to partner Kallum Watkins in the centres in the Four Nations, like John Bateman was last year.

“It wouldn’t matter where I was playing with England as long as I got picked,” he admitted.

“Centre’s an option for me and if Wayne Bennett sees me wanting to play there or John play there, whoever he wants to play there.

“But if I do get picked I’ll play anywhere, I’ll play on the wing if I had to.”

Currie played in a number of positions as a junior, but admits back-row is he preference.

“As a kid I played a bit of fullback, but loose forward was always the one for me, a bit of ball play and at loose forward you’re floating around the pitch,” he said.

“As you get older things change and I feel like I’ve  got a free run now on the edge.

“At back-rower you’re a bit on the edge, bit on the middle, you’re a bit of both so it’s something that really suits me and I’d be happy to play anywhere on the field if I had to.”

 

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