Genia flip-flops on Force move

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 30 Apr 2012 at 07:38
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Some strange reports over the weekend suggested that Reds and Wallaby scrumhalf Will Genia had opted to accepts a massive offer to join the struggling Western Force. With the playmaker apparently valuing money above common sense, his decision seemed to have been made, to the extent that the Reds announced on Saturday that he’d be leaving at the end of the current season.

In a move sure to alienate more than a few folks in the western metropolis that is Perth, though, he’s apparently had a change of heart and opted to sign a 3-year extension in Brisbane, for less money.

You’ve got to say that this is probably the right move for Genia (or, rather, the right lack-of-move) given how many marquee players have been lured to Perth on big-money packages, only fail to make any impact and leave again shortly afterwards. While the lad hasn’t done himself too many favours in the eyes of the rugby public (I can imagine there are some Reds fans who are now battling to decide whether they’re angry or relieved), it’s always good to see a player opting to stay loyal to a team despite a big offer from elsewhere.

According to reports, Genia changed his mind after the Reds beat the Blues, citing the incredible feeling of satisfaction that came with that win. Then again, if beating the Blues in 2012 is now considered the yardstick, Genia and his Reds team mates can probably forget about winning too many more trophies in the immediate future. Hey – at least he’s happy, though. Money can’t buy that, apparently!


  • I hope you’re kidding. If not, that’s just ridiculous!

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.04.12 11:08:32 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 1) : I never kid, matey…

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.04.12 11:20:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.04.12 12:15:09 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Can’t say I blame him. The Farce is in turmoil with no coach and propping up the Australian log. If he was going to the Farce it was just for the money. Perhaps he did realise there is more to life than the size of his pay cheque.

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.04.12 12:26:51 by lostfish Reply
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  • LOL at the Blues yardstick chirp!!! šŸ˜† šŸ˜†

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.04.12 14:22:16 by Caratacus Reply

  • This is a surprise. During the Force game the Commentators said that the Reds have just confirmed that Genia has signed for the Force.

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.04.12 14:24:40 by Ben Reply
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