Micky Young

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Micky Young
Micky Young 2 (cropped).jpg
Full name Michael Young
Date of birth (1988-12-31) 31 December 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Hartlepool
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 82 kg (12 st 13 lb)
School Brierton Comprehensive-Hartlepool
Durham School
University Northumbria University
Rugby union career
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Newcastle Falcons
Leicester Tigers
Bath Rugby
Newcastle Falcons
Correct as of 21 February 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009- England Saxons 2 (0)
National team(s)
Years Team Comps
2008 England

Michael Young (born 31 December 1988) is a Scrum half for Rugby Union team Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership. He is a product of West Hartlepool Rugby Club junior academy.[1]

Club career[edit]

He played for the Newcastle Falcons Middlesex Sevens side, helping them to the title in 2007.[2] In 2008 he made his senior debut for the club, making 79 appearances in his three full seasons.[3] Young moved to Leicester in 2011, remaining there until 2013 during which time Leicester won the premiership in 2013 and Anglo-Welsh Cup in 2012.[4] In 2013 Young signed for Leicester's premiership rival, Bath.[5]

On 5 February 2015, it was announced Young had re-signed for Newcastle Falcons.[6]

International career[edit]

Young has represented the England Sevens team, most notably in May 2009 when he scored the winning try against New Zealand in the final of the London Sevens tournament.[7]

In June 2009 Young was selected for the England Saxons, scoring a try on his debut against the USA in the Churchill Cup. He also helped the Saxons to victory in the last ever Churchill Cup in 2011, coming off the bench in the final against Canada.[8] In 2011 Young played for England in an uncapped match as a replacement against the Barbarians.[9]

Young received his first call up to the senior England squad by coach Eddie Jones on 8 May 2016 for a three-day training squad.[10]


  1. ^ "Leicester Tigers Senior Squad - Micky Young". web page. Leicester Tigers. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "England Saxons Profiles - Micky Young". web page. RFU. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Newcastle scrum-half Micky Young claims Leicester move". web page. BBC. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Leicester Tigers confirm three signings". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  5. ^ "Bath sign George Ford, Micky Young and Martin Roberts". web page. BBC. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Micky Young: Newcastle Falcons re-sign Bath half-back for 2015". BBC Sport. 5 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "England Saxons Profiles - Micky Young". web page. RFU. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Young looking forward to Youngs challenge". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  9. ^ "England 32-38 Barbarians". web page. BBC. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Danny Cipriani and eight uncapped players named in England training squad". BBC Sport. 8 May 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 

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