"Smash him" - Wallabies to launch attack on Ellis Genge - Ruck

“Smash him” – Wallabies to launch attack on Ellis Genge

Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou has revealed he can’t wait to “smash” Ellis Genge on Saturday, adding that “I want to give it to him”.

Egland coach Richard Cokerill responded to the remarks from the player nicknamed ‘Tongan Thor’ in his press conference today.

“Tupou has not played for a little while so he’d better turn up and perform if he is going to start challenging Ellis before the game,” said the former England hooker.

“When Genge gets the ball, they are going to want to whack him. When Tupou gets the ball, we are going to want to whack him.

“Tupou is exceptionally explosive with ball in hand. It should be a good set-piece battle between him and Ellis. It all sets it up for a nice, tasty evening.

“Ellis will get on with his game. We know those battles are going to be crucial. The physical battles up front are always crucial. We look forward to it. Bring it on.”

EDITORS PICKS:

Genge ranks his three toughest opponents

#3. Kyle Sinckler

  • Age: 28
  • Club: Bristol Bears
  • Caps: 58 England caps/6 Lions

The tighthead prop represented the Lions for the second successive tour after being called up to Warren Gatland’s squad for the 2021 tour of South Africa.

Kyle Sinckler of England looks to offload during the Autumn Nations Match between England and South Africa at Twickenham Stadium on 20 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

Sinckler, who joined from Harlequins, has 58 caps for England and represented his country at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. 

He featured in all three tests on the Lions’ tour to New Zealand in 2017 and is one of World Rugby’s leading stars. 

DID YOU KNOW? He has a dog called Brody

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