NEWS| Leicester confirm duo have signed new contracts - Ruck

NEWS| Leicester confirm duo have signed new contracts

England scrum-half Ben Youngs and elder brother Tom have both signed new deals to remain at Leicester Tigers.

The son of former scrum-half Nick and brother to club-captain Tom, who has also agreed a new deal at Tigers, Ben has made 244 appearances for the club since debuting as a 17-year-old.

Ben is England’s most-capped scrum-half, with 100 international appearances, including 98 Test matches for his country and two for the British & Irish Lions.

Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy, who previously played alongside the 30-year-old at Leicester, said the recommitment of the scrum-half was “sensational” news for the club.

“Ben [Youngs] is Tigers through and through and, for more than a decade, has given everything for the badge,” said Murphy.

“To have him recommit is sensational for everyone in Leicester; players, coaches, staff and fans.

“He is a proven winner and a leading voice in our changing room, who we are proud to have represent Tigers moving forward.”