England’s propzilla Ellis Genge is big in Japan and can take a monster step towards 2019 World Cup in Tokyo with KO of Samoa

ELLIS GENGE is already big in Japan.

And if England's propzilla needs to terrorise Tokyo in 2019  then ripping aside a Samoan scrum today would kick-begin his World Cup push.

 Ellis Genge hopes to shine on his first Twickenham Test start against Samoa

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Ellis Genge hopes to shine on his first Twickenham Check begin towards Samoa
 Ellis Genge hopes to shine on his first Twickenham Test start against Samoa

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Ellis Genge hopes to shine on his first Twickenham Check begin towards Samoa

The imply-machine loosehead — nicknamed Stone Genge for his big hits and bulldozing carries — makes his first begin in a Twickenham Check — virtually 5 years after turning into a cult hero at a faculties event in the Land of the Rising Solar.

Again then, the Leicester dangerous-boy was a No eight earlier than the properly-revered coach at Hartpury School Alan Martinovic reworked him.

Martinovic, now chief scout at Bristol, stated: "Whilst a teenager Ellis was a ferocious ball-service.

"We had a event in Japan and as a result of of the explosive method he performed with all that energy, the Japanese crowd beloved him.

 Leicester prop Ellis Genge is already a hit in Japan - two years before the finals

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Leicester prop Ellis Genge is already a hit in Japan – two years earlier than the finals
 Ellis Genge has a chance to stake a claim for a place in the 2019 World Cup finals

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Ellis Genge has a probability to stake a declare for a place in the 2019 World Cup finals

"Individuals have been queuing as much as take footage and he was being requested for interviews on nationwide TV.

“Ellis was a bit of a cult hero so I'm positive if he ever needed to go and play over there then they’d like to have him!

"The stand-out factor about Ellis on the sector was all the time his aggression. To say that he used to frighten the opposite youngsters was an understatement.

“Rising up, when there was an choice to run into somebody, he would do this.

“And he did fairly a bit of injury.

“He received a lot of milage by enjoying that method, however he then realised that if he needed to play skilled rugby he wanted extra stability to his recreation.

 Powerhouse Ellis Genge hopes to impress Eddie Jones at Twickenham

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Powerhouse Ellis Genge hopes to impress Eddie Jones at Twickenham

"At one time we thought he may be higher suited to rugby league as a result of of the best way he bumped into individuals and simply smashed them.”

After smashing England skipper Dylan Hartley in a tasty East Midlands derby towards Northampton,  Genge was in comparison with a ‘child rhino with a dart up its bottom’.

The 22-yr-previous is definitely not a child any extra — regardless that he wins solely his fifth cap today having been half of the England squad for 18 months.

The 6ft 1in, 18½st   prop  began each England’s summer time Checks in Argentina and will get his probability today as Eddie Jones rests Lions star Mako Vunipola.

He strains up in a a lot-modified pack with Jamie George, Charlie Ewels and Sam Simmonds additionally making their first Twickenham begins — however with the acquainted face of Tigers staff-mate Dan Cole at tighthead.

 Leicester star Ellis Genge has a tough task to keep his place in the England side

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Leicester star Ellis Genge has a robust activity to maintain his place in the England aspect

After Hartpury, Genge joined Bristol and then Leicester in summer time 2016 —  profitable the Premiership’s Discovery of the Season Award a yr later. Welford Street boss Matt O’Connor stated: “Ellis has been excellent for us.

“He is nonetheless younger however he has a large quantity of potential and  wants guiding by means of that early half of his worldwide profession.”

 Ellis Genge will hope to crush Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday

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Ellis Genge will hope to crush Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday

And Martinovic — who additionally coached present England winger Jonny Might and Wales again-row Ross Moriarty — added: “I’m positive Eddie Jones sees him as the longer term of English rugby.

“Ellis has taken his recreation up a degree and what has stood out is he can nonetheless skittle individuals like when he was a child and has that relentless angle to rise up and hold going if he will get knocked down.

“He is in all probability the perfect make-up of what individuals need from their entrance-rowers.

“And this Samoa recreation is a nice check for Ellis to point out simply how far he has come.”

ELLIS GENGE is already big in Japan.

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