England No.9 Youngs set to return for Leicester

Leicester Tigers and England scrum-half Ben Youngs is set to start his comeback from injury in this weekend’s Aviva Premiership Rugby match at Sale Sharks.


Youngs was injured playing for England in June on the tour of South Africa and had to have shoulder surgery which has forced him to miss the start of the season.


Leicester also look set to be boosted by the return of England centres Manu Tuilagi from a shoulder injury and Mathew Tait who has missed the last year with a groin injury.


Tait played at fullback on Monday in an ‘A’ League game and Leicester’s director of rugby Richard Cockerill says that he was delighted with his performance.


“Taity played 50 minutes and scored a nice try. We didn’t want to push our luck so we brought him off,” Cockerill told BBC Radio Leicester.


“He’s feeling the effects of playing 50 minutes for the first time in 12 months or so but we were pleased to get him out there.”


“We are pleased he is unscathed and hopefully we can build on that.


“He did really well. He had a few touches but the sole objective was to get Taity through some rugby, run into people and make some tackles and just get used to playing again because sometimes when you haven’t played for a while you forget what it was like.


“It went pretty well. His performances will be better but it was just about playing, getting the confidence of taking the bangs and tackling. And touch wood there were no problems.”

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