Has Quade Cooper filled the gap that was missing in the Melbourne Rebels as they fight for their maiden Super Rugby finals berth? Will Genia and Quade Cooper lead the Queensland Reds to a Super Rugby Championship in 2011, and the Melbourne hopeful will be dreaming of a similar repeat.
The halves pairing combined for impressive away win against the Brumbies to open the season. "It makes a difference when you've got someone who's a natural 10 and who plays that position and understands his role," Genia said following the win.
The combination combined for 391 kick meters against the Brumbies and will need to find touch against the Highlanders who love to counter-attack. Fans along with Michael Cheika will be watching this one closely as another solid performance will increase the radar of the pairing early in the season.