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House of Rugby

19th Jun 2020

Ellis Genge on Black Lives Matter and racism in rugby


Does rugby have a racism problem?

On the latest episode of House of Rugby, Alex and James are joined again by the Leicester and England prop Ellis Genge.

The 25-year-old talks emotionally about unions, pay cuts and players strikes as he looks to shelve his plans for a new representative body for players.

He discusses his views on statues after one of slave trader Edward Colston was removed and thrown into a river in his hometown of Bristol.

He also discusses racism in the sport of rugby and looks back on things that friends and teammates have said to him in the past that have made him feel uncomfortable.