Leicester sign Ellis Genge from Bristol on long-term deal
By Paul Vinnell
Last Updated: 26/05/16 10:22am
Leicester Tigers have signed loosehead prop Ellis Genge, the surprise inclusion in the England squad for the tour of Australia, from Bristol.
Genge had been on loan at Tigers for the last four months of the season and has now agreed a long-term move.
Genge made five appearances for Tigers in the closing stages of the 2015/16 season, including the Aviva Premiership semi-final.
He played 26 times for Bristol, scoring six tries, after coming through Hartpury College and playing age-group rugby with England U17s and U20s.
Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: "Ellis has made a big impression in his time on loan with us. He is very keen to learn and has an excellent work ethic.
"He earned his opportunities in the Tigers team towards the end of the season and is in a good place to continue to learn and improve with senior props including Marcos Ayerza, Dan Cole and Logovi'i Mulipola around him.
"He is a great young prospect and he seems to have found his home at Leicester in his time on loan with us.
"We hope he continues to build on that first impression and we look forward to seeing his development here."