Will Genia is an Australian rugby union player who plays at scrum-half, former greats of the game have labelled him as the best in the world for his position. He played his domestic rugby for the Melbourne Rebels in the Super Rugby.
His Super Rugby career started in 2007 when he signed for the Queensland Reds. Genia made his debut for the club aged just 19, although there was lots of competition at scrum-half, Genia started to find regular first-team appearances during his first few seasons. After a number of impressive performances, Genia was called into the Australian squad for their upcoming 2009 Tri Nations series, he made his debut against the All Blacks.
In 2010, Genia became captain of the Reds, he had an extremely impressive season on a personal level which saw him named players’ player of the year and fans’ player of the year, he also won the Pilecki Medal. His form continued the season after and he was again awarded the Pilecki Medal. Genia was also voted the Australian Super Rugby Player of the Year in the same season.
Genia first captained the Australian national side at the 2011 World Cup in a game against the United States. He was nominated for the 2011 IRB Player of the Year award. Genia first left Australia to join French club, Stade Francais in 2015, he played 15 games for the club before joining the Melbourne Reds in 2018. He continues to play his domestic rugby for the Super Rugby club and is still regularly playing for Australia and recently earnt his 100th appearance for the country.
Genia offers great insight into professional rugby and possesses a wonderful personality. As a rugby speaker, he talks about his illustrious career, as well as discussing teamwork, being under the spotlight and the importance of leadership.