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Tigers agree extension with Genge

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Leicester Tigers have agreed a new deal with international Ellis Genge.

The front-rower has made 70 first-team appearances for Leicester since making his debut in March 2016.

Initially signed on loan from Bristol, Genge made the move permanent at the conclusion of the 2015/16 season and has now extended a contract which the loosehead prop re-signed in January of this year.

A fan-favourite at Welford Road, the hard-hitting, hard-running Genge is a senior figure in the Leicester squad at just 25 years of age.

Speaking about the renewed deal, Leicester Tigers Director of Rugby Geordan Murphy said: “Ellis is a unique individual who we love having at Leicester Tigers.

“I said in January, when he last re-signed, that what most excites me about Ellis is that he still has so much left to do in the game and so much growth in him as a player.

“You forget he is only 25, given what he has already achieved, and if he continues on the path he is on, with mentors like Boris Stankovich, Brett Deacon and now Steve Borthwick here in Leicester, it’s exciting to think about what we will get to see Ellis do in a Tigers shirt.

“He is passionate about this club, committed to his team-mates and what we are building at Tigers and to have him extend his deal, among more than 15 other players this week, is promising and exciting for everyone in Leicester.”