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England's Tigers lift Triple Crown

Ben Youngs was named Man of the Match in his 99th England appearance in Saturday’s win over Wales.

Leicester Tigers scrum-half Youngs played a key role in a 33-30 victory at Twickenham as England lifted the Triple Crown in the fourth round of the Six Nations.

Youngs, though, will be unable to complete a century of England caps during this Six Nations with the final fixture next weekend, away to Italy, postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Tigers fly-half George Ford landed a second-half penalty for England while captain Owen Farrell, who had taken the other kicks, received medical treatment.

Manu Tuilagi got on the end of a Ford pass to score a try on the hour as England surged ahead but was later red-carded for a tackle on George North as the Wales wing aimed to score in the corner.

Tigers team-mate Jonny May left the field with injury and Ellis Genge also ended the game on the sidelines after receiving a yellow card in defence shortly after joining the action from the replacements’ bench.