Leicester dismiss Youngs speculation

Date published: November 30 2015

Leicester have quashed speculation linking England scrum-half Ben Youngs with a possible move to Bath next season.

Youngs' contract expires at the end of the season and the 26-year-old, who became the club's youngest ever player on his debut against Bristol back in 2007, has made 168 appearances for the Tigers.

Bath are reportedly interested in pairing Youngs with England fly-half George Ford at The Rec.

Richard Cockerill however has dismissed the idea of Youngs leaving Welford Road.

"They might be interested in him but Ben Youngs loves playing for this club," Cockerill told the Leicester Mercury.

"His dad has played here and his brother plays here. Mine and Aaron (Mauger)'s discussions with him have all been very positive.

"He wants to see how we are building and guys like Aaron and Matt Toomua coming in are central to that. More players will also come into the squad and make us better moving forward.

"We want the likes of Ben Youngs and Ed Slater to stay here. It's their club."