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5 England players who’ve been backed for a Lions call-up

#2. Ellis Genge (England)

LEICESTERSHIRE LIVE: Watch out South Africa. Why? Because the British and Irish Lions have three better looseheads than Genge according to Warren Gatland and company. The 26-year-old is hitting new heights since his snub from the tour, and has been excellent since returning from the Six Nations.

He is proving lethal from the five-metre tap penalty and his second was powerful and well assisted by Dan Cole on the latch. Didn’t have his usual volume of tackles but made one great hit on Francois Venter. Five tries in 10 games for Tigers this season is an impressive return.

DID YOU KNOW? He is known for his aggressive ball carrying, and is nicknamed “Baby Rhino” by the Rugby community