Ellis Genge is one of the most dynamic props in World Rugby and has developed into a key part of the England set up, in what is a new era for the national side he looks set to play a leading role for in this years Six Nations.
We take a look at Genge's background and profile ahead of the 2023 Six Nations...
|Place of Birth||Bristol, England|
Ellis Genge is an international rugby union player who has made 43 appearances for England as a prop.
Genge was born in Bristol in the south west of England, growing up on the Knowle West council estate, which is far from the traditional environment for rugby players grow up in.
Despite this, Genge would work long shifts on his days off in order to fund his interest in the sport and it is exactly this sort of determantion and work rate which makes him the formidable player he is today.
After six and a half years with Leicester Tigers, which culminated in him captaining the side to a 2022 Gallagher Premiership title, Genge returned to his boyhood club Bristol Bears.
Across his two spells at the club, Genge has registered 70 points in 37 appearances for the Bears.
Despite starting out as a number 8, Genge has developed into one of the best loosehead props in rugby - even being named as 2022's best loosehead prop in World Rugby's team of the year.
He is known for his strong ball carrying skills, impressive work rate and destructive scrummaging.
Genge is no stranger to big hits and whether it is the first or final minute of a game you can be sure that his intensity will remain the same.
Despite captaining Leicester Tigers to a Premiership title last year, Genge hasn't taken the same role in the England set up - that job remains with Owen Farrell.
Genge's leadership skills haven't gone unnoticed though, with the Bristol-based powerhouse being named as vice-captain for this years Six Nations.
Genge in England training at Pennyhill Park in November 2020.
Genge has scored five tries for England, including a match-winning try against Scotland in the 2020 instalment of the Six Nations, securing England their first Calcutta Cup since 2017.