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There's more to come from me, says Leicester Tigers star Ben Youngs

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Ben Youngs says there is more to come from him in the weeks and months ahead.

The Leicester Tigers scrum-half capped a man-of-the-match display against Ospreys with a late try at Welford Road on Sunday.

He also played an important role in Manu Tuilagi's first try to restore parity in the first half after Ospreys had opened an early 10-point advantage.

His performance was a swift riposte, too, to the criticism Youngs had received following Tigers' Heineken Cup defeat in Toulouse the previous week.

Youngs only returned to action for Tigers against Sale Sharks, at Salford, earlier this month in the Aviva Premiership but he is quickly showing that he has recovered from the shoulder surgery that has kept him out of action since England's summer tour to South Africa.

"I'm not going to change the way I play," he said. "I've got some really good people around me in the players and coaching staff here.

"That was only my third game back in and it was nice to get out there and play at Welford Road again. It has been a long time.

"My fitness is pretty much there and I think by next week I will be just about where I want to be."

There was backing, too, from Tigers team-mate – and brother – Tom Youngs.

"When you come back from injury, it is always hard in the first couple of games or so," said the Tigers hooker, who continues to catch the eye. "But I knew he would pull something out of the bag after what happened last week in Toulouse.

"He was upset by it (the tap and go) last week but he looked at the positives and he kicked well last week – they all came out well."

He added that it was important to draw a line under the negatives as quickly as possible and concentrate on moving forward.

"As a player, you cannot get strung up by the negatives too much," he said. "It's like me and my throwing. As a hooker, you can't get strung up on it or it ruins your whole day. You have to say it has happened and move on to the next week."

There's more to come from me, says Leicester Tigers star Ben Youngs


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