The Melbourne Rebels have landed the prized signing of Wallabies scrum-half and vice-captain Will Genia until the end of 2019.
The Rebels have wasted no time preparing for next season with the signing of the world-class number nine just a week after the club’s future was secured with the ownership transferred back to the Victorian Rugby Union (VRU).
The announcement of the two-year contract, in conjunction with the Australian Rugby Union (ARU), completes the 29-year-old’s return to Australian rugby to resume his stellar Super Rugby career in Melbourne.
“Will is a proven winner who has performed consistently in every team has has played in at Super Rugby, European and international level,” said Melbourne Rebels chief executive Baden Stephenson.
“We are delighted he will join the Rebels and have great confidence that his skill set, experience and leadership will complement our squad very well.”