Youngs brothers follow in father's footsteps by defeating New Zealand

By Charlotte Corner.   Last Updated: 05/12/12 5:12pm

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In their fathers footsteps

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Tom Youngs believes the tight-knit atmosphere at Leicester Tigers has helped the careers of both he and older brother Ben.

The brothers followed in the footsteps of their father Nick, a former Tiger himself, on Saturday as they tasted victory against New Zealand in an England shirt.

England's glorious 38-21 defeat of the All Blacks came by a record margin and provided a parallel with their father's win over the Kiwis in 1983.

Ben and Tom wrote their own history when celebrating England's seventh win against the All Blacks - two of which have now featured contributions by the Young family.

Saturday represented the siblings' second Test match together, but Tom was quick to pay tribute to the part Leicester has played in the development of both him and his brother.

"It's a family orientated rugby club you know," Tom told Sky Sports.

"(Coach, Richard) Cockerill wants family members here, you got the Deacon brothers, they work tirelessly hard for each other."

Brett followed his brother Louis Deacon in joining the Tigers, debuting in 2003, becoming the second set of brothers to do so after Mark and Paul Grant in 1994.

"My father played here, Matt Smith's dad, Dosser Smith, played here," Youngs continued. "You know, we know each other, our parents know each other; it makes you very tight-knit club."

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