Tom Youngs’ wife Tiffany Youngs dies from cancer.

Tom Youngs
Tom and Maisie said farewell to Welford Road after Tom announced his retirement to concentrate on Tiffany.

Tiffany Youngs, wife of Tom Youngs, a former hooker in England and Leicester, has passed away from cancer.

Tiffany was diagnosed in 2014 with lymphatic cancer. Tom took a break from his tour of New Zealand and England to care for Tiffany.

Ben Youngs, her brother-in-law, also decided not to travel with the British or Irish Lions in 2017, to spend more time with his family.

Leicester expressed deep sadness at the news.

Tom, a former Lions hooker retired from rugby in April at the age of 35After having been on indefinite leave since October .

After his retirement announcement, he addressed his Leicester team-mates prior to the home match against Bristol.

“I spoke a bit about Tiff.” Tom told the Telegraph. external-link

I talked about life and how, when you're present in the moment, in that change room, you don’t realize how fortunate you can be sometimes. You don't realize how harsh life can sometimes be, so it is important to take the time to enjoy these moments.

Tiffany was informed by her doctor in 2018 that she had remission from cancer before it returned.

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