"Nasty injury" - Likely England captain Ellis Genge has been ruled out - Ruck

“Nasty injury” – Likely England captain Ellis Genge has been ruled out

England Prop Set to Miss Action Ahead of 2024 Six Nations

Bristol and England prop Ellis Genge, 28, is bracing for an extended absence after sustaining a hamstring injury during training.

Despite the setback, a statement from the Bears reassured fans that Genge is anticipated to make a comeback “ahead of England’s 2024 Six Nations campaign.”

Having recently returned from the World Cup, Genge showcased his prowess by scoring tries in Bristol’s last two Premiership outings.


With 58 England caps under his belt, the dynamic prop has been widely considered a frontrunner to take over the captaincy from Owen Farrell in the upcoming 2024 Six Nations.

As England kicks off their tournament on February 3 against Italy, Genge’s recovery timeline will be closely monitored, with hopes high for his return before the pivotal campaign begins.

REVEALED: Every Premiership Rugby teams marquee player and their reported salary

RUCK delves into the salary details of each Gallagher Premiership club’s marquee player, showcasing the earnings of these key figures.

Serving as the marquee player exempts them from their team’s salary cap, set at £5 million.

Newcastle Falcons stand out as the sole club without a designated marquee player, opting for a strategic approach by trimming their playing budget to align with their financial objectives.


Excluded player: Finn Russell

The Scottish magic maker, hailed as a million-pound sensation amid speculation of his switch from Racing 92 to the Premiership, is set to pocket around £750,000 annually as Bath’s exclusive player. It’s a handsome sum, no doubt about it.

Finn Russell of Bath Rugby during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bath Rugby and Newcastle Falcons at the Recreation Ground on 14 October 2023. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

Bristol Bears:

Possible excluded player: Kyle Sinckler

. Despite a potential reduction from his initial £475,000-per-year agreement, the tighthead prop seems to be thriving. There’s reported interest from Top 14 clubs eying his services from 2024.

Kyle Sinckler of Bristol Bears during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bristol Bears and Bath Rugby at Ashton Gate on 10 September. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

Exeter Chiefs:

Likely excluded player: Henry Slade

s Exeter’s only excluded player after Hogg’s retirement, the centre’s contract expires at the conclusion of the current season. Sources suggest he will carefully evaluate his options, leaving any potential further England involvement under Steve Borthwick uncertain.

Winning Penalty Kick from Henry Slade of Exeter Chiefs to win the game with the last kick of the game during the Gallagher Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Gloucester Rugby at Sandy Park, Exeter on 19th Nov 2023. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK