England prop Ellis Genge addresses ‘headbutt’ on Twitter

Ellis Genge has responded to an online clip that some supporters believed showed the England prop headbutting one of the Wales players.

After the clip went viral, lots of fans called for the forward to be cited ahead of the Autumn Nations Cup final against France at Twickenham next weekend.

However, Genge has broken his silence to squash the suggestion that he used his head with a tweet.

“Thanks for all the Twitter TMO reviews but I didn’t headbutt anyone, thanks for all the messages of support for today – love this group!” wrote Genge.


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Ellis Genge facts | 10 things you didn’t know about the prop

1. Starting out

He started playing rugby aged 12 at Old Redcliffians. At 16 Genge moved to Hartpury College and captained their rugby team to victory in the AASE league.


2. Position change

The now world-class prop began his career in the back-row. He actually looked pretty good..

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3. Nickname

The 24-year-old Leicester Tigers front row was nicknamed ‘the Baby Rhino’ by a commentator back in 2017 for his explosive performances. It’s fair to say, it’s stuck.

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