10:59 am, Fri 08 Nov 2013
Ben Youngs has been ruled out of Saturday's QBE International against Argentina with a hip injury
Leicester Tigers' scrum-half Ben Youngs has been ruled out of Saturday's QBE International against Argentina with a hip injury.
He had been named for the Twickenham encounter but has failed to recover sufficiently. He will be replaced by
"Ben is still suffering some discomfort in his hip area and is unable to run at full pace," England head coach Stuart Lancaster said.
"He is making good progress and should be fit for consideration next week. We are fortunate that we can call on Danny who has been playing well for Harlequins and training hard with us."
6:30 pm, Tue 20 Nov 2012
The Director of Rugby at Leicester Tigers, Richard Cockerill has welcomed the two brothers Ben and Tom Youngs to the club.
Both have signed long-term contracts and are the kind of players they want to build the club around for the future.
"It is excellent news that both Tom and Ben have agreed new deals with us. They are both very important to the club.
"They have grown up in a Leicester Tigers family. Their dad Nick played for the club, they know the history of this place and they have come all the way through the academy system here before establishing themselves as key first-team players."
– Richard Cockerill, Leicester Rugby Director
5:48 pm, Tue 20 Nov 2012
Ben (left) and Tom Youngs have signed to Leicester Tigers
Credit: PA Pictures
Leicester Tigers have announced new long-term contracts for England Internationals Ben and Tom Youngs.
The brothers both play for England and were part of last Saturday's 20-14 home defeat against Australia.
Ben made his Leicester debut five years ago and has played in four Premiership finals, winning 26 caps.
Hooker Tom, meanwhile, made his Test debut against Fiji earlier this month, having first featured for Leicester as a centre in 2006 before being converted into a front-row forward.
Both players are Leicester academy products.
4:43 pm, Mon 02 Apr 2012
Leicester Tigers' Ben Youngs
Leicester scrum-half Ben Youngs has been suspended for a week by a Rugby Football Union (RFU) disciplinary hearing, after pleading guilty to striking London Irish forward Jamie Gibson with his knee.
The incident during the Aviva Premiership game on March 25 resulted in Youngs being cited - he also received a one-week suspension from the club, missing Friday's win over Worcester.
His RFU ban will run alongside his Leicester suspension, meaning he will be free to play from Thursday.