Nick Youngs

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Nick Youngs
Full name Nicholas Gerald Youngs
Date of birth (1959-12-15) 15 December 1959 (age 57)
School Cawston College
Gresham's School
Notable relative(s) Tom Youngs
Ben Youngs
Occupation(s) Farmer
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

1981-1988
Bedford Blues
Leicester Tigers
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National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1983–84 England 6 ()

Nicholas Gerald Youngs (born 15 December 1959) is a former English rugby union footballer who played for Bedford, Leicester Tigers and England, at Scrum-half, gaining six England caps in 1983-1984. He also was an unused England reserve five times between 1981 and 1983.[1]

He was educated at Cawston College and Gresham's School, Holt, and is now a farmer in Norfolk.

His sons Tom, a centre turned hooker, (born 1987) and Ben (born 1989), a scrum-half, have both made appearances for the Leicester first team and for England. Tom made his Tigers debut against London Irish on Boxing Day 2006, but broke his leg after five minutes and came off after thirteen.

Youngs and his sons hold the rare distinction of all starting in test wins over New Zealand - Youngs starting at scrum-half in England's 15-9 1983 win, and Ben (scrum-half) and Tom (hooker) in England's 38-21 victory in 2012.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neil Roy, '100 Years of the Blues. The Bedfordshire Times Centenary History of Bedford RUFC', (Bedford, 1986), pp. 255-258
  2. ^ http://www.espnscrum.com/scrum/rugby/story/174119.html

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