- Date of Birth5 Sep 1989
- BirthplaceCawston, England
- Height1.78m (5' 10)
- Weight88kg (13st 12lbs)
- International CapsEN 112/ L 2
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Son of former scrum-half Nick and brother to hooker Tom, Leicester Tigers is in the blood of scrum-half Ben Youngs.
An academy graduate, Ben was the club’s youngest-ever league player when he ran out for his debut in a match at Bristol in April 2007 – a mark since beaten by fellow scrum-half Ben White – and got off the bench in 2006/07 Premiership Final win over Gloucester before his 18th birthday.
Players’ Player of the Year, Supporters’ Young Player of the Year and RPA Young Player in 2009/10, he ended that season with a try in the Premiership Final win over Saracens.
Another memorable milestone came when he kicked 17 points in the historic win over world champions South Africa at Welford Road in October 2009.
He marked his 100th appearance with a try in the win at Sale Sharks in October 2012 and then saw an 80-metre solo try at Bath voted Try of the Year at the RPA Awards.
Youngs played in his fifth Premiership Final in 2013 and collected a fourth league title of his career before joining brother Tom and four of their clubmates on the victorious British & Irish Lions tour to Australia.
Selected for a second Lions tour in the summer of 2017, Ben withdrew for family reasons but played his part as Tigers reached the knockout stages of the league season yet again.
He led Tigers as skipper during 2014/15 in the absence of club captain Ed Slater and passed 50 England caps before playing in the Grand Slam triumph a year later.
By 2019 he had become England’s most-capped scrum-half in the build-up to another World Cup campaign and ended the 2019/20 on 99 caps.
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