Genia mum on Super Rugby future

    2017-08-07 23:17

    Cape Town - Wallabies scrumhalf Will Genia is keeping his cards close to his chest regarding his Super Rugby future but will make an announcement soon.

    Genia signed a contract with the Australian Rugby Union last year. French Top 14 side Stade Francais have also released him, making him a free agent unless he has secretly agreed a deal with a new club already.

    He and flyhalf Quade Cooper were the brightest-shining stars of the Reds' 2011 Super Rugby title-winning side. Genia and Cooper may rekindle their once lethal partnership as the Queensland-based side appear to be the favourites to land him. 

    The Reds may struggle to sign him considering they already have scumhalves Nick Frisby, James Tuttle and Moses Sorovi on their roster.

    The Melbourne Rebels and Western Force were also linked to Genia, but their Super Rugby status uncertainty makes this transfer saga even more complicated.

    "It's pretty much finalised, I've just got to wait and nut out the last little bits of the detail and it should be announced soon," Genia told AAP on Monday at the Wallabies camp in Cessnock.

    Genia had this to say about a return to the Reds: "I don't know where it (my future) is, I'm here just concentrating on the camp.

    "My manager is taking care of that, so I'll just wait and see where I'm going to play."

    Genia struggled with a virus at the previous Wallabies camp last month, but he confirmed he is in good shape and happy with his conditioning.

    Last week he and Australia's most likely first choice flyhalf Bernard Foley were named vice-captains.

    "Just because you have a title... you can't change what it is that you do on the field and in terms of your communication," said Genia.

    "Obviously there's a little bit more you might have to do off the field, particularly with the new group of players being so young and guys who are just getting fresh experience, not only with the Wallaby group, but against the All Blacks."

    Genia has lost 16 of his 18 matches against New Zealand heading into the opening Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship game in Sydney on August 19th.

    "It's the biggest challenge in rugby to play the All Blacks and beat the All Blacks," Genia concluded

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