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Young set for Tigers switch

Newcastle scrum-half Micky Young has revealed he will be moving to Leicester at the end of the season.

Young, 22, has signed a two-year deal with the Tigers, where he will compete for a place with England scrum-half Ben Youngs.

"It was the ambition that the club (Leicester) has got and the things that I have seen people do down there in terms of winning titles - I want to be part of something like that, and to try and further my own chances," Young told The Journal.

"There is real competition at the club with Ben Youngs being in the England squad, James Grindal who I know from Newcastle and a younger prospect like Sam Harrison, and I think that will be great in pushing me on as a player.

"It was a really tough decision - probably the most difficult of my life.

"I am from the area and it has always meant a lot to me to represent the North East side, but I want to take on a new challenge and see what I can do with my life."

Young will play against Leicester for the Falcons on Friday night.

But the England Saxons international insisted he remains fully committed to Newcastle's fight for Premiership survival.

"Every time I take the field for Newcastle I put 100% in, and that will never change until the very end of the season," he said.

Leicester said they would not comment on any signings until the end of the season.

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