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Genge sets a prop mark at the double

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Ellis Genge claimed another entry in the Leicester Tigers history books with his two tries against Worcester Warriors on Saturday.

According to club historian Stuart Farmer, there have been only 24 instances of try doubles in a first-team match by a Leicester prop, with Genge now achieving the feat three times, including twice in successive league games in recent weeks.

The England international scored two tries against Harlequins in the last home game, equalling a feat by David Hazell and Steve Redfern in twice contributing a pair in a game.

He then added another two in the win at Worcester last Saturday, joining Doug Prentice and George Beamish in the 1920s and Derek Jelley in the 1990s as the only props to record a double on three occasions for the club.

No prop has ever scored a hat-trick in a first-team game for Tigers.

With his scores in the 18-17 win at Sixways on Saturday in Round 20 of the league season, Genge became only the fifth different Tiger to score multiple tries in two successive Premiership games. For the record, the others are Tim Stimpson (2001), Andy Goode (2004), Tom Varndell (2006 and 2008) and most recently Jonny May in 2018.