Youngs hopes England take their Six Nations lead from All Blacks bashing
22:30 GMT, 2 December 2012
Ben Youngs claimed after England’s record win over New Zealand the display had set a benchmark for the Six Nations Championship next February.
But the Leicester scrum-half said the England team were disappointed at the narrow defeats by Australia and South Africa in an autumn series which also brought a win over Fiji.
'It was a great result and a great way to finish the series, but we are still disappointed because we could have been four from four.
Benchmark: Ben Youngs thinks the win should show England the way for the Six Nations
'We got in a huddle after the game and said “enjoy the night”, but also we must remember it’s a benchmark for when we meet up in the Six Nations.
'We have to hit the ground running. But it’s tough. We will play Scotland at Twickenham (on February 2) in the first game and it is difficult to explode in the first game.
The win gave Youngs and his brother, Tom, their first win over New Zealand thus matching the deed of father Nick who played in the England team who beat the All Blacks in November 1983.
'I’m really happy, because I can finally shut my dad up because he beat them and now we are one up as well.'
Youngs claimed England were not worried by the draw for 2015 Rugby World Cup which takes place in London on Monday afternoon.
No fear: Youngs said England are not worried about the Six Nations draw
Despite England’s win over the world champions, they remain in the second group of teams and could be drawn against the All Blacks in the pool stages of the tournament.
'I don’t think the draw is a huge thing for us at the moment. We are a young side and are developing.
'You have to remember that in the last two finals the two teams have come out of the same pool. We will notice who we are against, but we won’t worry about rankings.'
Youngs hopes by 2015 England will be a 'team to beat' and one of the favourites. 'The World Cup is quite a way to go yet and the whole idea of Stuart’s plan is that we will be a vastly more experienced team.'