The Courier-Mail

GENIA SHOWS HIS VALUE IN THE US

- MIKE COLMAN

WILL Genia knows his time with the Wallabies is running out, and given his performanc­e against the US, he seems intent on making the most of every moment he has left.

The former Reds halfback, who will join French club Stade Francais at the end of the World Cup, replaced Nick Phipps five minutes into the second half of Australia’s 47-10 win in Chicago and was in good form.

While Wallabies coach Michael Cheika pointed out Phipps had been disadvanta­ged by playing behind a rattled pack in the first half, Genia has given him plenty to think about when he chooses his side for Australia’s RWC opener against Fiji on September 23.

“Obviously you do want to start but at the same time you want to contribute,” Genia said.

“It’s not about making it one against the other. It’s about working together.”

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