Ellis Genge will rejoin first club Bristol from next season after announcing Leicester departure; England prop joins team-mate George Ford in leaving Leicester at end of season; Genge has made 96 appearances for Premiership club since joining in 2016

Last Updated: 16/12/21 5:31pm

Leicester’s Ellis Genge will rejoin Bristol next season

Ellis Genge will rejoin Bristol next season after Leicester Tigers confirmed the loosehead prop’s departure.
The 26-year-old had indicated to the club he would not be activating a clause in his contract to remain at Welford Road beyond the end of the current campaign.Discussing his return to Bristol, England international Genge said: “I’m so proud of my roots in Bristol and what the city means to me and my family. “I have close relationships at the Bears and I’ve got unfinished business here, so it’s important for me to be able to come back and represent Bristol and play my role in the community.”I want to pay tribute to Leicester Tigers and everybody who made my time there so special.”It’s an unbelievable club and I’ve grown as a player and a person. I can’t express how grateful I am to all my team-mates and the coaches and fans at Welford Road.”The club has been amazing in understanding my reasons for this decision and I will continue to give everything I have got for the boys and the fans of Leicester Tigers for the rest of this season.” Genge joins team-mate George Ford in leaving …