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Youngs honoured to join 50-cap club

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Ben Youngs says he is honoured to reach 50 caps for England after helping his country to a winning start to the Rugby World Cup.England kicked off their campaign with a 35-11 bonus-point win at Twickenham on Friday night.   Full-back Mike Brown scored a brace, there was a penalty try from a lineout drive and Billy Vunipola grabbed the bonus-point score in added time.   Youngs played 52 minutes of the contest on the occasion of his 50th England appearance, and afterwards he tweeted: “Great win against a very physical and skilled team. Boys pleased to get the first game done and win. Crowd amazing. Honoured to get 50 caps.” Ben Youngs is the 10th player to reach 50 England caps while playing for Tigers, following Neil Back, Dan Cole, Martin Corry, Austin Healey, Martin Johnson, Ben Kay, Lewis Moody, Graham Rowntree and Rory Underwood.   England return to action in the World Cup against Wales at Twickenham on Saturday.   Final Whistle in the MET-Rx Stand will be open for supporters to watch the match on the big screens. Tickets are just £2 - refundable against refreshments - and available online and at the Tigers ticket office. 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