Two weeks after the end of the Rugby World Cup, Tom Curry spoke in the columns of the British daily The Daily Mail. In particular to return to the racist comments he would have suffered from the South African hooker Bongi Mbonambi, who would have called him a “white cunt” during the semi-final between the XV de la Rose to the Springboks. Accusations which World Rugby ultimately decided not to follow up on, considering that they did not have enough evidence.
Speaking for the first time since the events, the English third row maintained his accusations: “Bongi and I were talking and there is no misunderstanding on my part. I went to the referee immediately. I heard what I heard. That's all I have to say about it and I won't talk about it anymore." For his part, Mbonambi has always denied these accusations, believing that it is a “misunderstanding”. A disagreement which caused those close to Curry to be harassed on social networks: “It was difficult for my family, my girlfriend and my brother. It was a difficult experience, but it is what it is. The investigation has been carried out and that is all I have to say on the subject.