- Date of Birth16 Feb 1995
- BirthplaceBristol, England
- Height1.86m (6' 1)
- Weight116.5kg (18st 5lbs)
- International CapsEN 31
A ball-carrying No8 through age-group rugby, Ellis Genge was converted to loosehead prop and joined Tigers on loan from hometown club Bristol in the final months of the 2015/16 season before making the move permanent.
He quickly made a big impression, starting the final league game of 2015/16 at Bath and then playing in the Premiership semi-final at Saracens before being called into the senior England squad alongside club colleagues Dan Cole and Ben Youngs. His Test debut came in a win against Wales at Twickenham before going on the summer tour to Australia.
He followed up in 2016/17 by collecting the supporters’ Young Player and Best Newcomer awards in his first full season at Tigers and he was nominated for the RPA Young Player award as well as earning a place in the England squad to tour Argentina.
Ellis collected a second Young Player award from supporters in 2017/18 and was named in the Premiership Team of the Season despite missing the mid-season period with a shoulder injury, and then joined the England squad for the tour to South Africa.
As a teenager, he won two AASE League titles and a Player of the Year award with Hartpury College, and came through the Bristol academy to make his first-team debut in 2014/15, ending that year by playing all five games for England Under-20s in the World Junior Championships.
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