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Genge Earns England U18 Call-Up

Published on 22nd July 2013 by Tom Tainton

Academy prop selected for South Africa tour

Ellis Genge has been called up to the England U18 squad ahead of the summer tour to South Africa in August.

The Hartpury College product will link up Nick Carpenter on the tour, as England play three fixtures against Wales U18, France U18 and South Africa U18.

Genge joined the Bristol Rugby Academy this summer, and will be dual-registered with Hartpury RFC in National Two South for the 2013/14 campaign.

Head Coach John Fletcher said: “The summer tour is an important part of the England Under 18s season – we’re excited about heading out to South Africa for the second year in a row and it’s a good opportunity for our lads to play against the best players in their age bracket."

The provisional match schedule released by the SARU is as follows:

    9 August - England v South Africa
    13 August - England v France
    17 August - England v Wales

Everyone at Bristol Rugby would like to congratulate Ellis for this excellent achievement.