Topping world rankings is not important, says England’s Ben Youngs
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The England scrum-half Ben Youngs has dismissed the significance of the world No 1 ranking after it emerged Ireland will leapfrog Wales at the summit if they win at Twickenham on Saturday.

Last weekend Wales went above New Zealand to claim the No 1 spot for the first time in their history and with any win for Ireland will see Joe Schmidt’s side do the same. England could...

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