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Will Genia is back – lukaut Springbok ia!


Passing PNG-BORN Will Genia returns to international rugby against the South African Springboks in Brisbane Saturday night after recovering from a broken thumb.

The Wallaby scrum-half received the injury during the Australians’ 20-21 loss to England in mid-June and missed the Test against Ireland.

Genia is one of three changes in the Australian team, that has won three of its four internationals this season.

The game against South Africa is the first for Australia in this year’s Tri-Nation series. For Will Genia, it will be his 13th Test.

The 85 kg captain of the Queensland Reds is a hard tackling defender and a skilled  playmaker in attack. Commentators say his return will “set alight” the Wallaby backline.


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Don Hook

Will Genia continues his great form. He played a "blinder" in the 30-13 win against the South African Springboks, sealed with a second half try. A modest George Gregan, a Wallaby legend, says he has been flattered by comparisons to Will Genia, and insists the Queensland Reds halfback has the potential to be the best ever Wallaby scrumhalf.

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