England prop Ellis Genge avoids citing for Johnny Sexton altercation

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England Prop Ellis Genge Avoids Citing For Johnny Sexton Altercation
Ellis Genge has not been cited following Saturday's defeat by Ireland, © PA Wire/PA Images
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By Duncan Bech, PA England Rugby Correspondent

England prop Ellis Genge has escaped a citing for his altercation with Johnny Sexton in Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations rout by Ireland.

Genge wrestled with Sexton under the posts as Eddie Jones’ team launched a late assault at the Aviva Stadium with footage appearing to show him run his elbow across the Ireland captain’s head.

For a disciplinary hearing to be triggered the offence has to be worthy of a red card but the deadline for a citing has passed, meaning Genge has no case to answer.

The combative Leicester prop came on at half-time of England’s Six Nations finale in Dublin after Mako Vunipola was replaced for giving away successive scrum penalties.

Although producing a number of strong carries, with fracas with Sexton – who was lying beneath him – has been criticised on social media.

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