England and Leicester Tigers prop Ellis Genge has been confirmed as a judge for Rhino Prop Star 2019.

The Bristol-born loosehead, currently in Japan as part of England's Rugby World Cup campaign, will form part of a three-man panel that will decide the shortlist for this year's competition. The winner will be announced at half-time during The Varsity Match between Oxford University and Cambridge University at Twickenham on Thursday 12th December.

“Props are the best kind of rugby players – they’re committed, selfless and do the hard graft others don’t want to, so it’s great to see Rhino Prop Star honouring them in such a way," says Ellis. "I want my Prop Star to give everything on and off the pitch, and do it all with a lot of character and the kind of selfless spirit rugby is known for.”

The three finalists of Prop Star 2019 will be guests of honour at Twickenham on Thursday 12th December 2019 for The Varsity Match between Oxford University and Cambridge University. The winner will be announced at half-time, with Prop Star 2019 winning a full set of Rhino teamwear for their club, plus £500 worth of training equipment, not to mention our now famous Prop Star trophy.

How to nominate
To nominate, simply tell us in less than 50 words why your prop should win. Do they do extra coaching? Do they help keep the club running? Do they bring together the rugby community? Or do they just set a shining example to props everywhere? You’ll also need to supply a good quality image of your nominated prop, ideally in club colours.

Please note: the closing date has been extended to midnight 30.10.19.

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Ellis with some of the students on his Baby Rhino coaching courses


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