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Ben thrilled to be back in action

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Ben Youngs says his Leicester Tigers team-mates are looking forward to the challenge of facing four-time European champions Toulouse this weekend.

The scrum-half made his return from injury with a try-scoring performance in the Aviva Premiership win over Sale Sharks last Friday – in his 100th appearance for the club – and says he cannot wait for European action again in the south of France this Sunday.

“The last time we went to Toulouse was one of my first times I'd been involved in a European game,” Youngs said as the Tigers squad prepared for the trip.

“I remember we lost over there after winning at home the week before. It is a really tough place to go, they are a strong team with a great squad, but it’s the challenge we want to thrive on and enjoy.”

Youngs made his first appearance of the season in the win at Sale after recovering from a shoulder injury suffered in England’s summer tour to South Africa.

“It was all about getting a game under my belt and it was just great to be out there again,” he said.

“I did get quite nervous because I hadn’t played for a few months and you can’t simulate everything in training, no matter how much work you do. It was just about getting out there and getting the game going again.

“I felt happier once I got a feel of it as the game went on. I threw a few hospital passes in the first five minutes, and I’ve spoken to my brother because I set him up with one, but it was just about getting into the flow of the game, relaxing really and not getting too worked up.

“It was great to get the win at Sale because it is always a tough game up there and it was nice to get on the scoresheet too, though Richard Thorpe did most of the work and I just finished it off.

“Now I’ve got that first game under my belt I can try to get back to form as quickly as I can.”