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PODCAST – Bumper RBS 6 Nations edition

12 March 2010

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  • Ben Youngs on a potential England debut at Murrayfield

Leicester Tigers scrum half Ben Youngs could make his England debut off the bench in the RBS 6 Nations against Scotland

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Ben Youngs could earn his first cap off the bench when England continue their RBS 6 Nations journey against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday (5pm).

The 20-year-old Leicester Tigers scrum half has enjoyed a meteoric rise since playing for England in last summer's IRB Junior World Championship final, and is thrilled to follow in the footsteps of his father Nick, who won six England caps at scrum half in 1983-84.

Youngs, who debuted with England Saxons in January before getting called up to the England senior side two months later, told the RFU.com podcast: "I really didn't think I'd get this opportunity, to be quite honest with you. This year was about playing for my club and doing as well as I could for Leicester.

"I thought whatever happens with that is a huge bonus and then I got called into Saxons, which I was delighted about and then from there to this – it's just been a rollercoaster, really. It just happened so fast and I'm loving every moment of it, but at the same time I've got to be really professionally focused and not letting it get the better of me."

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Also on this week's podcast:

  • Road ahead – Attack Coach Brian Smith says the away factor won't play into England's final two matches
  • Louis Deacon empathises with Scotland's desperate quest for a win after three defeats
  • In his first start of the 2010 RBS 6 Nations season, Joe Worsley discusses his plans to take the sting out of Scotland's Glasgow back row
  • Mark Cueto on England's increased self expectations
  • There's no place like home – Andy Robinson likes the Scotland squad's chances
  • England Women's scrum half Amy Turner on how the team deals with mounting pressure to cap a perfect Six Nations campaign with a fifth consecutive title
  • Border patrol – after a shocking loss to Ireland, Mark Mapletoft's England Under-20s look to rebound on the road versus Scotland
  • Nicky Robinson on sporting new stripes for his return to Wales with new team Gloucester Rugby for Sunday's LV= Cup semi final versus Cardiff Blues
 

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