George Ford claims England and Leicester teammate Ben Youngs ‘would not get the respect he deserves’… because the Tigers look to remain on observe for a Premiership and European double
- George Ford claims England teammate Ben Youngs deserves extra respect
- Ford and Youngs are additionally membership teammates at table-topping Leicester Tigers
- Tigers are on observe for a Premiership and European double on the finish of the 12 months
George Ford believes his England and Leicester team-mate Ben Youngs deserves extra respect for his achievements because the Tigers look to remain on observe for a Premiership and European double.
Scrum-half Youngs (proper) grew to become England’s most capped participant in a disappointing Six Nations for Eddie Jones’s aspect.
The 32-year-old misplaced his England spot to Bristol tyro Harry Randall for the clashes with Italy, Wales and Eire earlier than returning for the ultimate defeat by France.
Ben Youngs grew to become England’s most capped participant throughout a disappointing Six Nations
Youngs — who has 117 England caps and two for the Lions — is on the Leicester bench for right this moment’s Champions Cup last-16 tie with Clermont Auvergne. The promising Jack van Poortvliet, 20, begins forward of him.
‘Ben doesn’t get the respect he deserves,’ mentioned fly-half Ford. ‘He’s the record-holder for the quantity of England caps, he nonetheless performs to the highest of his recreation week in, week out and he’s an unbelievable man to play with.
‘Ben shouldn’t be the kind of man who wants folks telling him how good he’s each day. He’s up there with the very best scrum-halves I’ve performed with.
Youngs is on the bench for right this moment’s Champions Cup last-16 tie with Clermont Auvergne
Youngs’ teammate George Ford (pictured) has mentioned the scrum-half deserves extra respect
‘I simply assume the consistency he has proven to do it on the high stage for that a few years is unbelievable. I don’t assume folks will realise that till Ben stops.’ Leicester and Youngs are within the field seat to brush previous Clermont and attain the quarter-finals after a 29-10 win within the first leg.
And Ford, who swaps Leicester for Sale subsequent season, is planning a wonderful Tigers finale. ‘I’m loving each second of my time right here,’ he mentioned.
‘The remainder of this 12 months with Leicester is my sole focus. I’m not fascinated about something apart from that as a result of we’ve got bought a lot to look ahead to.’