Norfolk rugby star scores try in history-making appearance in England World Cup game
PUBLISHED: 09:00 05 October 2019 | UPDATED: 11:41 05 October 2019
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Norfolk rugby star Ben Youngs scored a try in a history-making appearance in England’s victory against Argentina.
The 30-year-old, a former Holt and North Walsham player and ex-pupil at Gresham's School, in Holt, became the most capped back for England in the crucial World Cup match.
He took on the title from former England fly-half Johnny Wilkinson.
Youngs was playing his 92nd game for the national side as the team secured their place in the World Cup quarter-finals with a comfortable 39-10 victory over Argentina at Tokyo Stadium today (Saturday, October 5).
The game also saw Youngs become the third most capped England men's player behind Dylan Hartley (97) and Jason Leonard (114).
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The scrum-half, a veteran of England's World Cup disappointments of 2011 and 2015, has previously spoken of his hopes for the 2019 bid.
He said: "Neither of them was the outcome I wanted.
"I think anyone wants to look back at the end of their career and feel proud of success - and the World Cup is always the pinnacle.
"This opportunity here with this side is probably the best shot I have of being able to look back at a period of my career and say, yeah, that was something really special."
He told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I'm proud of the fact I've been to two World Cups before - I'm proud of 2011 in that I was there, and in 2015 representing England at a home World Cup, which was an achievement in itself."
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