Genia could have gotten a bigger set of guns if he'd signed up for the Southerners


The Southerners Bangkok Rugby Club is disappointed to announce it has been unsuccessful in its bid to attract the services of champion halfback and current QLD Reds vice-captain Will Genia.

Genia, a 33-test Wallabies veteran, agreed to terms yesterday with the QLD Reds and will remain with the club until the end of the 2015 season.

Competition for the 24 year-old’s signature was fierce, with the Western Force and a number of French and English rugby clubs working hard to secure his services.

“We thought we provided a reasonably competitive offer to Will, however we could never match the money being through about by the Super 15 clubs and over in Europe,” said Southerners skipper Steve Bell.

“Our pitch focused on the opportunities open to Will should he join our club – like getting fit, playing rugby and getting on the tins with your mates while touring random corners of Asia; or simply the opportunity to dominate some bars on Khao San Road and pick up chicks,” continued Mr. Bell.

“While we’re disappointed, we wish Will all the best with his contract at the Reds, and hope he will still be available for us for our assault on next year’s Bangkok 10s,” said Mr. Bell.

But not all players in the club were impressed by the possibility of Genia joining the club.

“To be honest, I think he’s rubbish. He’d never have gotten a start,” said current Southerners starting halfback, and proud Englishman, Paul Bleasdale.

“His pass is weak as piss. He thinks he’s f**king Baryshnikov, the way he dances around the back of the ruck. Sure, he seems like a good bloke, but the only run he’d be getting in Bangkok is on the back of a pony at the Royal Racing Club on Saturday afternoon.”

The Southerners will continue recruiting for the 2012 season – contact Darrel to negotiate a contract.