Genia signs new Reds deal

Scrum-half happy to remain at Queensland

Last Updated: 23/10/09 10:13am

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Genia: New contract

Genia: New contract

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Queensland Reds scrum-half Will Genia has agreed a new two-year deal with the franchise and the Australian Rugby Union.

The 21-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise since making his debut for the Reds in 2007, with Genia going on to win six caps for the Wallabies.

And the Papua New Guinea-born ace, who is in the Australia squad for their autumn tour, had no doubts about signing a new deal.

"It's been a rapid rise for me this year but I certainly haven't taken any of it for granted," Genia said.

"I have tried to make the most of all opportunities I've received at training or on game day, and I've enjoyed every moment.

"I had no hesitation in re-signing with Australian Rugby and Queensland, and hopefully I'll be more involved with the Wallabies in the future.

"I grew up in Queensland watching the Reds, so to have had the opportunity and the honour to play for them was definitely exciting.

"I'm very passionate about playing for Queensland and hopefully I will for a long time to come.

"They were the ones who gave me my first opportunity, who gave me a real chance of playing Super 14. I'm grateful for that and always will be."

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