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England prop Ellis Genge dreaming of British & Irish Lions call-up this summer

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The prop has impressed for England during the Six Nations, particularly in his role as one of Eddie Jones’ “finishers” off the bench.

And now he is hoping that he can make his way into the squad for the Lions tour this summer – if and wherever it takes place.

“Obviously there’s a lot of ambiguity about it. I don’t know the intricacies, if it’s going to be here or there,” said Genge.

“But I think anyone would be lying if they said they didn’t want to play or be a part of that squad. That’s what we all do, it’s what we play our best for, to get accolades like that. I’d love to go.

“The way rugby is, and how it has kicked on even in four years, the finishing roles have become a lot more prevalent. 

“You see games literally being won off the bench. Regardless of whether I play or not, even off the pitch there is such a big role to play, when you are touring, bringing the morale, and you need someone who’s good at sinking pints.”

Genge will have one more international game to impress Lions boss Warren Gatland, with England taking on Ireland in the Six Nations on Saturday.

Throughout the tournament, England’s players have been living under strict protocols at their base, The Lensbury hotel in Teddington.

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