Nigel Genia, younger brother of Australia No 9 Will, is set to make his Reds debut
Last Updated: March 4, 2013 8:56am
The Reds could be set to turn to Nigel Genia in a bid to solve their injury crisis at scrum-half.
Genia, the younger brother of Australia No 9 Will, is in line to start Friday's Super Rugby clash against the Rebels on the bench after Ben Lucas suffered a shoulder injury.
Lucas is set to undergo a scan after he was forced off at half-time of the 18-12 victory against the Hurricanes. And should he be ruled out of action then Nick Frisby would be promoted to the starting XV with Genia proving cover from the bench.
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The 21-year-old, who linked up with the franchise five months ago after playing club rugby in Perth, impressed playing for the Reds College in their 24-3 victory over Tonga A.
Reds head coach Ewen McKenzie told AAP: "He volunteered to come in in October for two weeks and he's still here.
"That's a long time he's been here and I think he's improved a lot in that time.
"He's a slightly quieter version than Will but he's got some really good skills.
"It's a credit to him and his persistence."