England prop Ellis Genge is the rough diamond from a tough working-class neighbourhood in Bristol

Thanks to Chris Foy in the Daily Mail today for doing a special report on Leicester and England Rugby Union start Ellis Genge, including a quote from our own CEO Eleanor Howes!

Eddie Jones has often depicted Ellis Genge as an emerging rugby role model and he has been heralded as a ‘Robin Hood’ figure following his Calcutta Cup-winning exploits for England at Murrayfield.

The Leicester prop scored the try which propelled his side to victory over Scotland. Then he spoke in typically forthright manner, delivering a riposte to critics of England and those who condemned team-mate Lewis Ludlam for fired-up pre-match rhetoric.

Genge is from the tough Knowle West area of Bristol and Jones sees him as a beacon of hope for aspiring players from working-class areas, in a country where rugby has often been regarded as a sport played by a privileged minority.

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