Ben Youngs has insisted that he is making the right decision by retiring from international rugby as he prepares to make his final England appearance tonight.
“There’s not a part of me that thinks ‘what if’, I’m absolutely making the right call,” said Youngs.
“It just feels right. I feel so content. The fact I had this in my head for a long time and then I didn’t hesitate about it makes me realise that it’s absolutely the right decision.
“I’ve also got a young family and all the bits that come with that, so it’s just the right time. I will go back and play my club rugby and I look forward to doing that.
“I’ve got great memories, it’s been a great journey. The 13 years goes just like that. It will be nice to finish on a high on Friday.”