Ellis Genge accused of having a 'chip on his shoulder' by ex-Wales international 1 year ago

Ellis Genge accused of having a 'chip on his shoulder' by ex-Wales international

Genge was less than enthusiastic about clapping Wales' players off the pitch

England prop Ellis Genge has been accused of having a 'chip on his shoulder' by a former Wales international.

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Genge came on as a second half replacement for Mako Vunipola in the 67th minute of Saturday's Guinness Six Nations clash.

He then proceeded to give away a costly penalty - one of many incidents of English ill discipline punished by the trusty right boot of Welsh fly-half Callum Sheedy.

With wins against Scotland and Ireland already in the bag, victory over England saw Wales lift the Triple Crown for the first time in two years - Wayne Pivac's first in charge.

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There was more than an air of good fortune about Wales' win. You could argue that neither first-half try should have stood.

The scores were tied at 3-3 after 16 minutes when there was a small break in play for a penalty.

Water carriers from both sides were on the pitch when Welsh starting 10 Dan Biggar got the nod from referee Pascal Gauzere to resume play. Biggar took a quick-tap before launching a cross-field kick for Josh Adams to go over.

Several English players were taking fluids onboard when the move rapidly unfolded and were caught unaware.

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As the Welsh players celebrated, Farrell approached Gauzere and begged him to reverse the try decision.

"Give us a second," Farrell protested, "You've got to give us time to set."

"Please," Gauzere fired back, "I talk first. I give the [signal] for time back on, I give the time for you to give the message to your teams. I say 'time on' and after is play on."

Anger in the England camp intensified less than 10 minutes later when both Gauzere and the TMO controversially allowed a Liam Williams try to stand. It looked as if there was a knock-on from Louis Rees-Zammit, although it could have gone either way.

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After the match, when England players gave the Welsh squad a guard of honour, Ellis Genge seemed less than enthusiastic about participating.

Genge's demeanour prompted former Wales international Andrew Coombs to remark that the Leicester prop 'had a chip on his shoulder'.

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