Bristol board announced the return of Ellis genge, after English makes the decision not to continue in Leicester Tigers. The forward will join the Bears roster starting next season.
Genge, 26, played 28 games between 2013 and 2016 in Bristol, before joining Leicester in 2016, a club in which he shone and earned him captain and also called up to the England squad. Pat lam, director of rugby, said about the player: “Ellis is a world-class player who has become a leader on and off the field for the club and the country. Obviously, it will add real value to us as a team and to the entire Bristol Bears community, “he said.
Furthermore, Lam commented that the forward was willing to take a significant pay cut to return to Bristol: “I am very proud of my roots in Bristol and what the city means to me and my family. I have close relationships with the Bears and I have unfinished business here, so it’s important to me to be able to come back and represent Bristol and play my role in the community, “Genge said.
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Finally, the Englishman closed on Leicester, who will leave it for the next season: “I want to pay tribute to the Leicester Tigers and all those who made my time there so special. It is an incredible club and I have grown as a player and as a person, I cannot express how grateful I am to all my teammates, coaches and fans at Welford Road, “he concluded.