Youngs expecting tough encounter in Italy

British & Irish Lion Ben Youngs is bracing himself for a physical battle when Leicester Tigers take on Benetton Treviso in the European Cup this afternoon. [more]

Youngs expecting tough encounter in Italy

British & Irish Lion Ben Youngs is bracing himself for a physical battle when Leicester Tigers take on Benetton Treviso in the European Cup this afternoon.

Youngs, who played in the first two Tests of the Lions victorious series Down Under last summer, lines up for the Tigers for their Pool 5 match in Italy.

Leicester currently trail Pool 5 leaders Ulster by three points while Treviso are winless in the competition.

But despite having also beaten them 34-3 at home earlier in the season, scrum-half Youngs knows his side have to put in a professional 80-minute performance.

“We have struggled down in Treviso before and we know they are a good side,” he said.

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“They make life very difficult for you and we know it's going to be a very physical challenge.

"The first 20 minutes will be important. We don't want to give them a sniff. It's about going there and getting the job done as professionally as possible."
 

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