Ellis Genge leaves Leicester Tigers

Bad news for Leicester Tigers. Ellis genge confirmed that he will no longer be part of the team competing in the Premiership.

The current team captain informed the club that he will not activate an option in his contract to remain beyond the current season, following George Ford on your way out.

The 26-year-old forward, with 96 games for the Tigers, made his 2015/16 debut on loan from his hometown of Bristol. The pillar subsequently received its first call-up to the England national team in 2016 after moving to Leicester.

Leicester Tigers head coach Steve Borthwick said: “This is a personal decision for Ellis, which I know has not been easy for him and, although we are disappointed, we respect his reasons for choosing to leave at the end of the season. It has been a great privilege for me to work with Ellis for the last five years, first with England and even more closely since I joined the club. “

On the other hand, Genge expressed: “I will always be grateful for what this club has given me. I have made lifelong friendships and have learned a lot. The club has been amazing in understanding the reasons for this decision and I will continue to give my all for the guys and fans of the Leicester Tigers for the rest of this season. “