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Genia Commends PNGRFU

Queensland Reds and Wallabies Halfback Will Genia has commended the PNG Rugby Football Union for developing the code in the Country.

Genia says according to the PNGRFU mandated calendar, the future looks bright for rugby union players.


PNG taking part in this year’s Glasgow Commonwealth Games is a bonus, taking the code to greater heights.


The 26 year old star from Lalaura village in the Abau District, Central Province, is one of the world’s top scrumhalves in a 55- cap career with the Wallabies.


He was in the country this week, as ambassador for the national cancer awareness program.


Genia was delighted to see the progress of rugby union in the country while noting the union pathway for younger brother Nigel Genia who has moved to Auckland, New Zealand playing for Ardmore Marist in the Counties Comp.


With the Wallabies vice-captain tag, he will be looking to continue representing Australia, including the 2016 Rio Olympics.


Genia will be sacrificing regular rugby directly after the 2015 World Cup in England in order to train hard and make himself available for sevens selection.


Rugby Union makes its Olympic debut at Rio in the sevens format, and places on the games squad are likely to be fiercely contested among regular team members and hopefuls in the 15-man game.


So far, Reds beat Brumbies in the round two of the Super 15s, but Brumbies fired back in the round 9 matches in a nip and tuck of 23 points to 20.

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