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AUSTRALIAN Rugby Union selectors have reinstated half back Will Genia for Saturday’s second Test again England at Sydney Olympic Stadium.

The 22-year-old PNG-born Genia missed the international against Fiji in Canberra earlier this month because of a knee injury sustained while leading Queensland in the final round of the Super 14s competition.

Genia sat on the bench as an unused reserve for last Saturday’s first Test against England in Perth which Australia won 27-17.

His replacement, Luke Burgess had an excellent game but now finds himself on the bench.


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Don Hook

Will Genia is having a bad run with injuries. He missed two internationals with a knee injury but was back on Saturday for the Wallabies 21-20 loss to England.

Coach Robbie Deans revealed after the game that Will looks like missing at least four weeks pending an x-ray on a suspected broken hand.

This would put him in doubt for Australia's opening Tri-Nations game against South Africa on July 24.

Reginald Renagi

Welcome back to the team, Will Genia. Your PNG fans can't wait to see you in action in your next big match.

Will, Papua taudia iboudiai ai moale!

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