"That’s disgusting" - Ellis Genge responds to 'ridiculous' gouge claim - Ruck

“That’s disgusting” – Ellis Genge responds to ‘ridiculous’ gouge claim

Leicester Tigers and England prop Ellis Genge has vowed to learn his discipline lesson ahead of the Six Nations

He was sin-binned for shoving Francois Hougaard in the face and pulling his hair with some fans suggesting he tried to eye-gouge the Wasps scrum-half.

“It potentially cost us the game,” the Tigers captain said of his yellow at Wasps.

“Mine is an isolated incident of me losing my head for a split second. I have apologised to the boys for letting them down, but it is something I can’t promise I won’t do again.

“It’s a learning lesson for me. A lot of people have said I tried to gouge him (Hougaard). That’s absolutely ridiculous. I’d never even dream of doing something like that. That’s disgusting.

“But I pushed him in the face a bit. I’ll learn from it and we move on.”


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The England and Exeter Chiefs winger is the co-owner of The Swordfish Inn back in his hometown of Cornwall. Sitting on the harbourfront, the pub has been a favourite of local fishermen, artists and visitors alike for as long as anyone cares to remember and is well-known for its rugged charm and atmosphere. He is also a director of MUSTARD Clothing.


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