Rugby babies | Congratulations to Beauden Barrett and Ellis Genge

England star Ellis Genge and New Zealand star Beauden Barrett have announced the birth’s of their first babies overnight.

The loosehead-prop, along with his Welsh girlfriend, has welcomed a baby boy, who they’ve called Ragh Ellis Genge.

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Ragh Ellis Genge 💙

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A number of his England teammates have congratulated him with Manu Tuilagi saying: “The Real baby Rhino, congratulations uso alofa aku>”

Maro Itoje added: “Congratulations my brodda”

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Barrett and his partner announced the birth of a baby girl, Billie Rose Barrett.

Barrett and his wife, social media influencer and tax specialist Hannah, regularly share photos of their adventures together on Instagram.

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Any day now 🤍

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10 things you didn’t know about Ellis Genge

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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I had to 🙈

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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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