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Ben Youngs opens up about missing the Lions tour to support his family

England star Ben Youngs has opened up about his turbulent summer ahead of his return to international rugby this weekend when Eddie Jones men take on Argentina at Twickenham.

The scrum-half withdrew from the British & Irish Lions squad to spend the summer offering moral support to his brother Tom and his seriously ill wife, Tiffany.

“Tiff is going strong at the moment, she’s doing really well, she’s been amazing.” revealed Youngs to The Guardian.


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“When we found out the dreadful news, rugby, for me at that point, just wasn’t important. It’s what I did but it wasn’t the priority.

“I just thought: ‘I’ve got to be at home, with Tom and Tiff and everyone.

“My personal ambition isn’t important or relevant right now. Once I’d made the decision that was it.


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“The last thing I wanted was just to sit there thinking: ‘I could be out there.’ It would have felt like I’d made the wrong decision.

“I never felt that way so it shows I made the right one.”

Read Ben Youngs full interview with Robert Kitson from The Guardian here.
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