Tom Curry: England flanker out of autumn Tests with ankle injury

England's Tom Curry
Tom Curry was taken off during England's victory over South Africa at Twickenham

Forward Tom Curry will miss England's Tests against New Zealand, Japan and Australia with a "severe ankle injury".

But Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes are both expected to be available for Saturday's Test against the All Blacks.

Sale Sharks flanker Curry limped off after 42 minutes in the 12-11 win against South Africa in England's opening autumn Test at Twickenham.

England are looking for their first victory against the All Blacks since December 2012.

Jones said the squad is using the knowledge of both the coaching staff and playing set-up to form a game plan to beat the world champions on home soil.

"What we've got to do is make sure we play like England, do everything we can to maximise our game, look at areas where New Zealand are weak and see if we can find a way to expose those weaknesses," he told BBC Sport.

New Zealand have a 91% winning record in Tests since the 2015 World Cup but Jones said the squad are "excited about playing the best team in the world".

He said: "We know they're going to have an ideal preparation for the game; they'll be up for the game. I think everyone's been looking forward to the game."

New Zealand opened their autumn campaign by beating Japan 31-69 in Tokyo on Saturday, with a mainly second-string side.


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