Ellis Genge sends his own coach flying in training ground disaster
By Rugby Onslaught

Ellis Genge sends his own coach flying in training ground disaster

When Nick Evans hung up his boots in 2017, he would have thought that his days of having 117kg props charging straight into him were over. That was until he became England’s attack coach.

The former Harlequins and All Blacks fly-half would have had flashbacks of his playing recently when in camp with England during a training drill. The drill saw loosehead Ellis Genge and hooker Jack Walker race each other, with one of them presumably receiving the ball from Evans. But of all players that this drill could have gone wrong with, the last person the Kiwi would have wanted was Genge.

The prop ended up smashing into the 42-year-old at full pelt, sending him flying backwards. Fortunately Evans survived. Take a look:

Genge has been retained in Steve Borthwick’s 26-man training squad this week during the Six Nations fallow week. Evans will actually be returning to his club Harlequins during the fallow week. That was agreed before the Championship started, but it will also give him a chance to get away from Genge at least for a week.

England Squad
Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, 7 caps)
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 97 caps)
Ben Curry (Sale Sharks, 2 caps)
Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 11 caps)
Ben Earl (Saracens, 15 caps)
Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears, 45 caps)
Jamie George (Saracens, 74 caps)
Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, 10 caps)
Maro Itoje (Saracens, 64 caps)
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 16 caps)
Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 25 caps)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 76 caps)
Jack Walker (Harlequins, 1 cap)
Jack Willis (Toulouse, 7 caps)

Henry Arundell (London Irish, 4 caps)
Owen Farrell (Saracens, 103 caps)
Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish, 2 caps)
Ollie Lawrence (Bath Rugby, 9 caps)
Max Malins (Saracens, 16 caps)
Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 14 caps)
Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, 2 caps)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 53 caps)
Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 19 caps)
Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 19 caps)
Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers, 9 caps)
Anthony Watson (Leicester Tigers, 52 caps)