It hasn't taken Ben Youngs very long to make a name for himself in international rugby. The scrum half was the hero on his first start for England, in June last year, scoring a sensational try against Australia. He followed it up with a man of the match performance against the Wallabies in November. It was his dummy on England's try line that set up Chris Ashton to score one of the greatest tries Twickenham has ever seen!Ben is extremely quick for a scrum half, in fact, he won his first cap as a replacement winger against Scotland last year. He has also worked really hard on the skills needed to be a top player, leading former England star Austin Healey to call him 'a potential world beater.'His recent brilliance for England will be no surprise to Leicester fans, who saw him kick 17 points as the Tigers defeated World Champions South Africa two years ago. In last season's Premiership final, Ben scored another solo try as Leicester were crowned champions of England.This year, the challenge for Ben and his team mates is to take England back to the top of the world, a journey that starts with a good Six Nations campaign. Let's hope there are more heroics to come from England's number 9!
BEN YOUNGSBen won the premiership Young Player of the Year award in 2010!Ben's dad Nick was also scrum half for Leicester and England, and his brother Tom plays hooker for Nottingham.Ben has signed two photos for us to give away. click here to enterCompetition closes midnight 1st March.