Ellis Genge: Leicester Tigers and England prop signs new contract

Ellis Genge
Ellis Genge has made 33 first-team appearances for Leicester.

England prop Ellis Genge has agreed a new contract with Leicester Tigers.

The 22-year-old joined Tigers in January 2016 from Bristol, initially on loan before making the move permanent ahead of this season.

"Leicester Tigers is a club with a lot of success and a big history," Genge told the club's website.

"I feel I have come on a lot since I joined the club, learning all the time working with people like Marcos Ayerza, Dan Cole and now Boris Stankovich."

He added: "I just want to play rugby and I am enjoying it at Tigers. It's great to play at Welford Road with crowds over 20,000 every week."

Capped by England in the end-of-season game against Wales last year, he was included in the 2017 Six Nations squad and has been named in the tour party for this summer's two-Test trip to Argentina.

Leicester, who face Sale Sharks at Welford Road on Saturday, have not confirmed the length of Genge's new deal.

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