Kyle Sinckler and Ellis Genge prove again to be world's most lethal prop combo
By Rugby Onslaught

Kyle Sinckler and Ellis Genge prove again to be world’s most lethal prop combo

When most people think of prop partnerships, they think of strong scrummaging and general strength at the set piece. Almost no one ever thinks of a creator – try scorer partnership, but Ellis Genge and Kyle Sinckler are ripping up the rulebook.

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Loosehead Genge has always been known as a ferocious ball carrier and tighthead Sinckler has alway been known for having some of the best hands any prop has in the game, but since the England pair teamed up with Bristol Bears at the beginning of the season after Genge’s move from Leicester Tigers, their partnership has blossomed.

They teamed up in the opening game of the season when Sinckler put Genge through a gap to run in a 40 metre try, and the pair were at it again against Gloucester on Saturday as Sinckler took the ball to the line and tipped it on to Genge before contact for the loosehead to score. This was on the way to Bristol agonisingly losing 31-28 at Kingsholm. You would be hard pushed to find two other props in the world that play like this- basically with Sinckler being a No10 and Genge being a No12. Move over Dan Carter and Ma’a Nonu!

Here was the try:

After missing out on England’s series win over Australia due to a back problem, Sinckler has been recalled to the England squad for the autumn. Meanwhile, Genge was one of the standout performers against Australia, and will probably only get better with the return of Sinckler.

England Squad

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Forwards
Alex Coles (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Luke Cowan-Dickie
Tom Curry
Ellis Genge
Joe Heyes
Jonny Hill
Maro Itoje
Courtney Lawes
Lewis Ludlam
George McGuigan (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)
Val Rapava Ruskin (Gloucester Rugby, uncapped)
David Ribbans (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Bevan Rodd
Sam Simmonds
Kyle Sinckler
Jack Singleton
Hugh Tizard (Saracens, uncapped)
Billy Vunipola
Mako Vunipola
Jack Willis

Backs
Henry Arundell
Joe Cokanasiga
Owen Farrell
Max Malins
George Furbank
Will Joseph
Jonny May
Cadan Murley (Harlequins, uncapped)
Jack Nowell
Guy Porter
Raffi Quirke
Marcus Smith
Freddie Steward
Manu Tuilagi
Jack van Poortlviet
Ben Youngs

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