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Tom Youngs savouring World Cup excitement

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Tom Youngs says he will savour the moment when he is part of the big Rugby World Cup kick off at Twickenham on Friday.Youngs has been named in the England XV to take on Fiji in the curtain-raiser alongside his Leicester Tigers teammates Dan Cole and Ben Youngs.   And Youngs, who was presented with his World Cup cap at a special ceremony earlier this week, said: “I’ll definitely savour the whole moment. It’s such a special moment to be part of a World Cup, let alone it being in your own country.   “I want to embrace the whole thing, enjoy the whole moment, the whole bubble.”   Fiji have yet to name their side but are expected to include Tigers back Vereniki Goneva in their starting team.   And Youngs is expecting  a tough examination in England’s opening game.   “The Fijians are an extremely good side and individual players are outstanding,” he said. You see them in the Aviva Premiership every year scoring great tries so we’re taking them very seriously.   “They’re going to cause us some problems and we’ve got to eliminate that,” Youngs told BBC Radio 5Live.   Final Whistle in the MET-Rx Stand will be open for supporters to watch the match on the big screens on Friday (8pm kick-off). Tickets are just £2 - refundable against refreshments - and available online and at the Tigers ticket office. The Mana Maori team will add to the southern hemisphere flavour of the evening, bringing their own cultural dance as well as running workshops to allow supporters to take their turn. A dinner featuring former international players and special entertainment is also planned. Tickets for the dinner event on the evening are £25 adults, £10 juniors for season ticket holders, and £30/£15 for all other supporters. Book for the Final Whistle or dinner event at the Tigers ticket office or online at www.leicestertigers.com/worldcup