Ben Youngs insists the influence of Shaun Edwards ensures that even a France team severely depleted by rugby politics will be formidable adversaries in Sunday’s Autumn Nations Cup final.
Ben Youngs has mentally reset his caps total to zero as he targets the ultimate goal of being a part of England’s 2023 World Cup quest.
Ben Youngs was presented with a gold cap and watch by his England team-mates after celebrating his entry into the ranks of Test centurions by scoring two tries in a crucial 34-5 bonus-point victory over Italy.
England were crowned 2020 Guinness Six Nations champions on points difference after a conclusive victory over Italy propelled them beyond the reach of closest rivals France and Ireland.
England forwards coach John Mitchell believes Billy Vunipola is ready to answer the call if asked to start in Saturday’s Six Nations finale in Italy.
Ben Youngs will become only the second player to have amassed a century of England caps if he plays against Italy in Saturday’s final 2020 Six Nations match.