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.
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:
🍒 21-21 🐻 (53 mins) #GLOvBRI | #BristolBearspic.twitter.com/U7rZwrLid2
— Bristol Bears 🐻 (@BristolBears) October 15, 2022
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.
Alex Coles (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
George McGuigan (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)
Val Rapava Ruskin (Gloucester Rugby, uncapped)
David Ribbans (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Hugh Tizard (Saracens, uncapped)
Cadan Murley (Harlequins, uncapped)
Jack van Poortlviet