Tigers loan Bristol prop

Date published: February 22 2016

Leicester Tigers have announced the signing of Bristol prop Ellis Genge, who will join the club on a loan agreement with immediate effect.

The front-row will return to Bristol and be available for selection for the Championship play-offs.

21-year-old Genge has made 26 first-team appearances at Bristol, scoring six tries.

"I'm grateful to Andy Robinson and the club for showing understanding to my personal situation and facilitating this loan agreement," he told bristolrugby.co.uk.

"I'd like to thank everybody at Bristol Rugby for their continued support and look forward to contributing to the promotion challenge later in the season."

A product of Hartpury College, Genge has represented England at U17 and U20 levels, including the run to the Junior World Championship Final in 2015. He made his senior debut for Bristol in the British and Irish Cup in 2013/14.

Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: "We've been looking to add to our pool of props available for the remainder of the season and Ellis is a young man who has gained some useful experience in the last couple of seasons with Bristol. He'll get straight down to work here in a good group of front rowers."