Positive PCR test rules Ellis Genge out of Australia clash

Genge becomes the second England loosehead after Joe Marler to be ruled out

England's autumn continues to be disrupted by Covid after Ellis Genge was ruled out of Saturday's clash with Australia after returning a positive test.

Genge is the second loosehead prop to be forced into self-isolation after Joe Marler was also forced to miss the Cook Cup clash at Twickenham.

“Genge returned a positive PCR result this morning (Friday) from a test taken yesterday. He immediately went into isolation,” a Rugby Football Union statement read.