The fit-again Sale flanker was sent off in the early stages of England’s 27-10 win over Argentina on Saturday, which kicked off the Pool D season for Steve Borthwick’s side.
Curry collided directly with Argentine full-back Juan Cruz Mallia in the third minute of the game in Marseille and was initially shown a yellow card after a bunker review, which was converted to a red card.
England took advantage of their personnel disadvantage to overcome the passive Pumas at the Stade Velodrome, but could now be without Curry for three weeks if a ban is imposed.
Springboks center Jesse Kriel faced Scot Jack Dempsey in Sunday’s Pool B game in Marseille. The incident appeared to be similar to Curry’s firing, and yet officials completely ignored the challenge.
Kriel stayed on the field and defending champions South Africa beat Scotland 18-3 to take an early lead in the tournament’s toughest group, which also includes first-place Ireland.
Chile captain Martin Sigren was previously sin-binned for a head clash with Japan’s Kotaro Matsushima, which was also similar to Curry’s situation.
The Brave Blossoms beat World Cup debutants Chile 42-12 in Toulouse on Sunday, but the Sigren incident will be as interesting for England as the opportunity to analyze the approaches of two future opponents.
Curry’s sending off was England’s fourth red card in the last six games, following the sending offs of Freddie Steward, Owen Farrell and Billy Vunipola.
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