Ben Youngs, the scrum half for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Leicester Tigers believes that the club has endured enough heartache in the finals of the Aviva Premiership to know how to grab that all important win. Leicester have secured just three wins in their last eight wins at Twickenham Stoop, the headquarters of English rugby and have also lost in their last two visits as well.
And according to Youngs, the pain of those defeats, especially the one the club suffered last year at the hands of Harlequins FC will be the driving force as they take on the eternal rivals the Northampton Saints in the final in a huge Midlands derby. Speaking to BBC Radio Leicester, the youngster stated that they have reached the finals twice in the last couple of seasons but they have come up short on both the occasions and not given a good account of themselves.
He added that he remembers coming off extremely frustrated, as well as the other Leicester Tigers players, mentioning that he felt that they had saved their worst game of the season for the one game that mattered most. And Youngs has admitted that they are hopeful of avoiding that same mistake this time around. He stated that some players have been there with the club when they have won and there are some others were there when they lost as well and so, they know what it takes to win.
The England international player also stated that the Leicester Tigers will need to call on their vast experience both at domestic and international level to beat the Northampton Saints, who are making their first ever appearance in the final of the Aviva Premiership after years in the shadow of their local rivals from the Midlands.