Ben Youngs will become only the second player to have amassed a century of England caps if he plays against Italy in Saturday’s final 2020 Six Nations match.

Only Jason Leonard has reached the milestone before and, here, the PA news agency takes a look at the facts and figures behind their routes to 100 appearances in the Red Rose jersey.

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Ben Youngs

Ben Youngs would win his 100th cap on Saturday (Livesportcentre.com)
Ben Youngs would win his 100th cap on Saturday (Adam Davy/PA)

Position: Scrum-half

Club: Leicester

England caps: 99

Age at 100 caps: 31

Time taken to reach 100 caps: 10 years

Honours: Grand Slam – 2016. Six Nations titles – 2011, 2017

Coaches played under: Martin Johnson, Stuart Lancaster, Eddie Jones

Main competitors: Danny Care, Richard Wigglesworth, Lee Dickson, Willi Heinz

 

Jason Leonard

World Cup winner Jason Leonard has 114 caps for England (Livesportcentre.com)
World Cup winner Jason Leonard has 114 caps for England (Hannah McKay/PA)

Position: Prop

Clubs: Saracens, Harlequins

England caps: 114

Age at 100 caps: 34

Time taken to reach 100 caps: 13 years

Honours: World Cup – 2003. Grand Slams – 1991, 1992, 1995, 2003. Five Nations titles – 1996. Six Nations titles – 2000, 2001

Coaches played under: Geoff Cooke, Jack Rowell, Sir Clive Woodward

Main competitors: Paul Rendall, Martin Hynes, Graham Rowntree, Trevor Woodman

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