England prop Ellis Genge. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)
Former Springbok prop Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira has hit out at England prop Ellis Genge following a nasty incident during the Ireland-England Six Nations clash at the weekend.
Genge was caught on camera appearing to elbow Ireland captain Johnny Sexton in the face at a ruck in the final stages of Ireland’s 32-18 win in Dublin.
Somewhat bizarrely, Genge escaped a citing but Mtawarira did not enjoy reviewing the incident.
The 117-Test veteran wrote on Twitter: “This Ellis Genge dude needs to be dealt with properly”.
Sexton was overhead on French referee Mathieu Raynal’s microphone saying: “Sir, he elbowed me in the face.’”
Genge replied: “Yeah, I did. I did.”
The incident was missed by the match officials, and the statutory period for citing a player for a potential red card offence has since expired.
England’s loss was a dismal end to a tournament in which Eddie Jones’ men were also beaten by Scotland, at home, and Wales – the first time they had been defeated by all three Celtic nations in the same campaign since the 1976 Five Nations.
Genge later sarcastically responded to Mtawarira’s tweet, saying: “I’ll let him know.”
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