Ellis genge was appointed as the new captain of Leicester Tigers for the 2021/22 season. The pillar, with 89 games since his arrival at the club in 2016, will replace the leader in the role of Tom Youngs.
The forward arrived in Leicester in 2016 from Bristol. In his first season he received a host of awards: Young Player and Best Newcomer and Discovery of the Premiership Rugby Season, as well as earning an RPA Young Player of the Year nomination.
Steve Borthwick, head coach of the team, filled with praise to the international with England: “Ellis embodies what we Leicester Tigers are – hard work, tenacity and a desire to keep improving.. He has set an example in everything he does, on and off the court, since I joined the Tigres and has a great ability to bring people together, “he said.
At the same time, the coach spoke about how the squad made this decision: “It was a great pleasure for me to appoint Ellis as captain of the club, but even more pleasure to see the reaction of his teammates to the news of his appointment.” , he assured.
At the same time, Hanro Liebenberg was appointed as the second captain: “Ellis and Hanro together are a great combination to lead this Leicester Tigers playing group,” Bortwich said.
Tom youngsof 215 matches in the Leicester jersey since his debut in 2006, he will no longer be the team captain: “Tom Youngs has been an exceptional leader for the Leicester Tigers for several seasons and, although not as captain, will continue to be a leader in our group “, the coach finished.