"Retirement going well" - Tom Youngs confirms career change after retirement from rugby - Ruck

“Retirement going well” – Tom Youngs confirms career change after retirement from rugby

Former England and Leicester Tom Youngs is making the most of retirement from rugby by posting a number of photos of his farming endeavours.

The 35-year-old announced his retirement from rugby with immediate affect back in May to care for his wife Tiffany, who had been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma. Tiffany tragically passed away in June.

Following period of silence, Youngs took to Twitter to post four images showcasing his farming with a bottle of Budweiser in hand. 

Youngs, along side brother Ben, grew up on his father Nic, who also played for England, farm.

He wrote on Twitter: “Retirement going well. Last time I did a full harvest at home was 19 years ago and I was on grain cart and now I am combine driver and loving it. Thank u all for all the kind messages over the last 2 months.”



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