Aviva Premiership

Leicester hooker Youngs out for season

Leicester Tigers hooker Tom Youngs is to miss the rest of the season because of a back injury.

Youngs has made 13 appearances so far this campaign but will now be sidelined for the remainder of the term as Leicester aim to regain the Premiership title they last won in 2013.

The England international was left out of Eddie Jones' squad for the Six Nations having played in all four of their group games at last year's Rugby World Cup.

"He had surgery to correct a problem he has with a disc so he won't play again this season," director of rugby Richard Cockerill told BBC Radio Leicester.

"It's pretty minor surgery and he'll make a full recovery, but the timing of it is pretty average."

Leicester are fifth in the Premiership with 45 points from 16 games.