by Jeremy Mogi – EM TV, Port Moresby
Australian Wallaby Will Genia, in an interview with EM TV spoke of the growth of rugby union in the country and how it could be used as a tool for development in PNG.
From growing up on the shores of the Aroma coastline to playing in some of the best stadiums in the world, the star scrum half said that initiatives taken to involve more women in sport and in all facets of PNG culture and society is a positive step forward.
The national men’s and women’s teams, the Pukpuks and Palais have also improved; a fact that has not gone unnoticed, with Will saying that with the right processes and procedures in place, PNG could be the real powerhouse in the Pacific in favour of countries like Samoa, Tonga and Fiji.
On his family life, Will is expecting another addition to his budding tribe and that component remains an important part of his life.
Currently on a week-long break in the country to visit his parents and siblings, he returns to Australia for pre-season training with the Queensland Reds in preparaton for the World Cup which is just around the corner.