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Youngs brothers re-sign with Tigers
ESPN Staff
November 20, 2012
Ben and Tom Youngs will stay with Leicester for the foreseeable future © PA Photos
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The Leicester Tigers have been handed a massive boost with the news that brothers Ben Youngs and Tom Youngs have both penned new long-term contracts with the club.

Both are currently in the international mix with Tom Youngs starting both of England's games in the November Test series while Ben has featured in both games from the bench. Tom started his career in the centres but has recently progressed to the front-row turning out at hooker. And the rapid rise in his stock has seen him propelled onto the international scene.

Ben Youngs has passed 100 appearances for the Tigers and has 26 England caps to his name and Tigers boss Richard Cockerill is looking forward to working more with the pair over the coming seasons.

"It is excellent news that both Tom and Ben have agreed new deals with us," Cockerill said. "They are both very important to the club.

"They have grown up in a Leicester Tigers family, their dad Nick played for the club, they know the history of this place and they have come all the way through the academy system here before establishing themselves as key first-team players.

"Ben and Tom both have an excellent attitude to their work," added Cockerill. "They are the kind of players we want to build the club around for the future and we look forward to their continued development in the Tigers squad over the years to come."

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