Youngs helps beat South Africa

RUGBY player Ben Youngs, formerly of North Walsham played a starring role as an inexperienced Leicester Tigers side produced one of the great upsets in tour history on Friday night by beating world champions South Africa 22-17 in front of a record crowd at Welford Road.

RUGBY player Ben Youngs, formerly of North Walsham played a starring role as an inexperienced Leicester Tigers side produced one of the great upsets in tour history on Friday night by beating world champions South Africa 22-17 in front of a record crowd at Welford Road.

A Tigers XV shorn of five England players and eight others through injury and unavailability opened up a surprise 16-8 lead in the first half on the back of sure kicking from 20-year-old scrum-half Youngs, and a superb try from Argentina winger Lucas Amorosino. They then held firm to complete a famous win.

Youngs ended a memorable match with 17 points to his name after converting Amorosino's try and slotting over five penalties.

Tigers had a total of four players with Norfolk connections in their squad, with Ben Pienaar and Callum Green, like Youngs also once of North Walsham, and Tom Armes, formerly of Wymondham.