After nearly a year of announcing his retirement from the Wallabies and moving to Japan to play at Kintetsu, Will Genia is surprisingly ready to turn around aussie rugby. While his former Queensland Reds team will play Waratahs in Sydney this Saturday, the man who wore the Wallabies jersey a hundred times will return to set foot on a court in Brisbane.
With the Japanese Top League canceled due to COVID-19, Kintetsu has given Genia permission to play for GPS Rugby Club at the local tournament. “I’m super excited,” the scrum half said of her comeback, adding, “It’s amazing to me, because I’ve been training with the guys for six weeks, so letting me play a little bit is great.”
Genia will be among the substitutes in the game that the ‘Jeeps’ will star against Souths in Ashgrove, in the west interior of Brisbane, and will replace a player who knows better than most, the younger brother Nigel. “Who knows, maybe they’ll put me as a fullback or maybe as a wing, so I can share the field with him. It would be great,” he said.