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Leicester sign prop Ellis Genge

  • Leicester Tigers have signed new England loose-head prop Ellis Genge
  • The 21-year-old joined Tigers on loan in February and is one of four uncapped players in the England squad for the summer Tests
  • “Ellis has made a big impression in his time on loan with us,” said Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill
Leicester Tigers have signed loosehead prop Ellis Genge, the surprise inclusion in the England squad for the tour of Australia, from Bristol.

Reflecting on his first few months at Tigers, Genge said: “It has been class, I have learned so much.

“Richard Cockerill gave me an opportunity to come here and he gave me a little run in the team. I have really enjoyed it. I just want to keep learning.”



Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: “Ellis has made a big impression in his time on loan with us. He is very keen to learn and has an excellent work ethic.

“He earned his opportunities in the Tigers team towards the end of the season and is in a good place to continue to learn and improve with senior props including Marcos Ayerza, Dan Cole and Logovi’i Mulipola around him.

“He is a great young prospect and he seems to have found his home at Leicester in his time on loan with us.

“We hope he continues to build on that first impression and we look forward to seeing his development here.”