Norfolk pair go head to head in Calcutta Cup clash

Ali Price in action for Scotland. Picture: PA

Ali Price in action for Scotland. Picture: PA - Credit: PA

Norfolk's rugby community will have double reason to watch today's Calcutta Cup match at Twickenham.

When England and Scotland do battle, each side will have a Norfolk-born player – and they will be up against each other.

On the Red Rose side is Ben Youngs, the Leicester Tigers scrum-half who learned his trade in north Norfolk, with Holt. Representing Scotland will be Ali Price, who was born in King's Lynn, went to Wisbech Grammar School and played mini and junior rugby at West Norfolk – he is eligible to play for Scotland through his Scottish mother.

Youngs, 27, is an England veteran, with 68 caps to his name. He was a replacement in England's most recent Six Nations encounter, the win over Italy at the end of February.

Price, 23, has made three appearances, but made his first start when he replaced injured captain Greig Laidlaw in the 29-13 win over Wales at the end of last month.


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