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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

Ben Youngs, left, celebrates with Anthony Watson after scoring a try against Argentina during the Rugby World Cup Pool C game at Tokyo Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Ben Youngs, left, celebrates with Anthony Watson after scoring a try against Argentina during the Rugby World Cup Pool C game at Tokyo Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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Norfolk rugby star Ben Youngs scored a try in a history-making appearance in England's victory against Argentina.

England's Ben Youngs scores his sides third try during the 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool C match at Tokyo Stadium. PA Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 5, 2019. See PA story RUGBYU England. Photo credit should read: Ashley Western/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Strictly no commercial use or association. Still image use only. Use implies acceptance of RWC 2019 T&Cs (in particular Section 5 of RWC 2019 T&Cs) at URL: bit.ly/2knOId6England's Ben Youngs scores his sides third try during the 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool C match at Tokyo Stadium. PA Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 5, 2019. See PA story RUGBYU England. Photo credit should read: Ashley Western/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Strictly no commercial use or association. Still image use only. Use implies acceptance of RWC 2019 T&Cs (in particular Section 5 of RWC 2019 T&Cs) at URL: bit.ly/2knOId6

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).

England's Anthony Watson, right, reacts as Ben Youngs scores a try against Argentina during the Rugby World Cup Pool C game at Tokyo Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)England's Anthony Watson, right, reacts as Ben Youngs scores a try against Argentina during the Rugby World Cup Pool C game at Tokyo Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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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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