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Ben Youngs
Ben Youngs
DOB5th Sep 1989
BirthplaceNorwich
Height1.79 m (5' 10")
Weight76 kg (11 st 13 lb)
PositionScrum half
HonoursEngland / Lions
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Benjamin Ryder YOUNGS
England Caps: 33 (21-1-11)
England Points: 30 (6t)
England Debut: v Scotland (rep) 2010

British & Irish Lions: First Tour
Lions Debut: 05/06/2013 v Western Force
Test Record v Australia: 4 (2-0-2), 5pts (1t)
 

Ben Youngs has already tasted success against Australia having twice provided a crucial contribution in victories over the Wallabies.He will be joined on his first British & Irish Lions tour by his elder brother, Tom, making them the 14th set of brothers to be selected by the Lions.
The Leicester scrum-half announced his arrival on the international stage with a try-scoring first start for England in the 21-20 win at Sydney in June 2010 courtesy of a dummy pass and dynamic dash from line.
He followed that with a virtuoso performance on only his second Twickenham start when England overpowered Australia 35-18 in November 2010.
His imaginative blind side pass near his own line helped to launch Chris Ashton for an 85-metre try and was rewarded with Man of the Match award.
Youngs has made a habit of making a good first impression having also scored on his Rugby World Cup debut with a crucial try against Argentina in Dunedin in 2011.
Further tries followed against Romania and Ireland while his at Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg in June 2012 was the first time an England player had scored twice against the Springboks since Will Greenwood ten years earlier.
Youngs was a member of the England Junior National Academy in 2006-07 and played at outside half, full back and centre, as well as scrum half with the Tigers Academy, which he joined on a full time basis that season.
He became the youngest Leicester player to appear in a league match when he faced Bristol in 2007, aged just 17, and went on to claim a Premiership winner’s medal.
He reached the final of the Junior World Championships in both 2008 and 2009, before advancing into the England Sevens squad.
Scintillating form behind a dominant Leicester pack projected him to the accolade of Premiership Discovery of the Year 2009-10 in which he made his England debut as a replacement wing against Scotland.
Ever-present during the 6 nations-winning campaign of 2011, he overcame knee surgery to play in every game at the World Cup in New Zealand and has gone on to win 33 caps.
Born in Cawston, Norfolk, his father Nick Youngs won six England caps as scrum-half in 1983-84.

 
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
05/06/2013
Western Force








08/06/2013
Queensland Reds
1





5

15/06/2013
NSW Waratahs








18/06/2013
Brumbies








22/06/2013
Qantas Wallabies








25/06/2013
Melbourne Rebels
1





5

29/06/2013
Qantas Wallabies








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0
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10
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