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Aviva Premiership Rugby’s five breakthrough stars of 2017

Ellis Genge

What a year it has been for the Leicester Tigers prop whose powerful ball-carrying skills have thundered him into the England reckoning.

Genge was given the Land Rover Discovery of the Season Award for his breakthrough year at the Tigers and his second season has been equally as impressive.

Arriving initially on-loan from Bristol, Genge has since made his stay at Welford Road permanent, and Tigers fans have certainly taken to him.

The 22-year-old has amassed five England caps and has been instrumental for Leicester this season, beating 22 defenders in the league, the third highest amongst his teammates.

Shoulder surgery curtailed his final month but knowing Genge, he is only going to come back stronger in 2018.

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