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Leicester Tigers Director welcomes the two brothers to the club

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

Leicester Tigers sign two brothers

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.