England prop Ellis Genge has revealed the nickname that head coach Eddie Jones calls him.
“He calls me the gangster — but he uses that name for anyone who’s not from a private school,” revealed Genge.
The 25-year-old, following his dramatic winning try against Scotland, will hope to remain in front of Joe Marler in the loosehead prop pecking order for the visit of Ireland at Twickenham this weekend.
And with Mako Vunipola back in Tonga for personal reasons, the Leicester loosehead will be hoping for a start.
OTHER ENGLAND NICKNAMES
MAKO VUNIPOLA (SNORLAX)
In England camp he shares a room with brother Billy. But when the No.8 is out injured teammates can find sharing with the loosehead something of an experience given his liking for sleeping. Hence Snorlax after the hulking Pokémon with narcolepsy.
JACK NOWELL (KIKO)
“Gonzalo Camacho was at Exeter when there was a portly Argentine soap actor called Kiko and let’s just say I came back from injury a little lardy,” said the England star.
ELLIOT DALY (BRIEFCASE)
The England star got his nickname after turned up at his first Wasps training session in his Whitgift school uniform and carrying you know what!