Will Genia rugby player
Will Genia rugby player

Will Genia

17th Jan 1988 1.74m/82kg Scrum Half

On the international stage Will stepped up into the Wallabies captaincy during the June Test window against Scotland and Wales and also in the early stages of the Rugby Championship before a serious knee injury forced the talented playmaker to go under the knife.

Will’s efforts in 2012 came after a memorable 2011 season where he confirmed his status as an elite talent in world Rugby after winning his second straight Pilecki Medal for Players’ Player. He was also crowned the Australian Super Rugby Player of the Year in 2011, after finishing behind his halves partner Quade Cooper in 2010.

Will made his Super 14 debut in 2007 as a rookie and by the end of the season had established himself in the squad as an exciting player to watch. He made his debut for the Reds before even playing a match of senior club Rugby.

A Queensland Under 19 scrumhalf in 2006, Will was picked straight out of the Colts competition before winning his maiden cap in 2007 against the Hurricanes at Suncorp Stadium. He was selected as 1 of 2 scrum halves in Cheika's 31 man squad for the 2015 RWC.

Genia left Australia at the start of the 2015-16 season to play for Stade Français.

Genia started all three of the Wallabies June internationals and in August he was included in the Australian squad for the Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup matches against the All Blacks.

He was also named as one of the 2 vice captains of the side.

In August 2017 the Melbourne Rebels announced that Genia would join the Melbourne-based side on a two-year deal ahead of the 2018 Super Rugby season.

The lively scrumhalf took his Super Rugby cap tally to 122 during the 2018 season and enters the 2018 Rugby Championship with 90 test caps - scoring 11 tries.

JW Sept 18

Career

australia Australia
Scrum Half
2009 - present
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
Scrum Half
2017 - present
rebels Melbourne Rebels
Scrum Half
2018 - present
Brisbane Boys College logo Brisbane Boys College
Scrum Half
reds Queensland Reds
Scrum Half
2007 - 2015
Brisbane City Logo Brisbane City
Scrum Half
sf-blason-210x210 Stade Francais
Scrum Half
2015 - 2017