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Family were bursting with pride, says Tom

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Tom Youngs says it was a proud day for his family after he made his England Test debut in the same matchday squad as brother Ben.

Tom joined Ben and their father Nick, a former Tigers scrum-half who won six England caps, as a full international when he started Saturday’s 54-12 victory at Twickenham.

The 25-year-old hooker said afterwards that it was a special day for his family, particularly his grandparents.

“There was a big crowd from Norfolk cheering us on,” said Tom. “Our grandparents watched dad here and now they’ve watched the both of their grandsons here so it’s been a special day for them.

“You can’t really expect anything because I’ve not really experienced anything like that, but it was fantastic.”

Ben came off the bench as a 59th-minute replacement for Danny Care and the brothers played seven minutes together before Tom was replaced by David Paice.

“I thought he did really well,” Ben said. “It’s never easy on your first game, there’s a lot of emotion, a lot of nerves going into it so it was it was really pleasing.

“We just told him to go out and enjoy it. You just have to enjoy every occasion because your first cap goes so quick. The rest probably go a bit slower and you can enjoy it, but the first one you’ve got to enjoy the most because it’s very special.

“Obviously it’s back to the drawing board on now because Australia is going to be a different test to the one that Fiji posed. It’s one that we look forward to and this month we’ll get to see individually and collectively where we stand against the best.”