Sport Genia has first run with Rebels rugby

14:00  11 january  2018
14:00  11 january  2018 Source:   MSN

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Despite boasting 111 Super Rugby appearances and 88 Test caps, Genia has arrived at the Rebels for his first day of training on Thursday prepared to work hard and earn his selection for the opening round.

Genia has no ill feeling towards the Reds, admitting he returned at an awkward time for Queensland. Genia will join Rebels captain Nic Stirzaker and Mick Snowden as the halfbacks in Melbourne, in what will make for an interesting selection dynamic come next year's Super Rugby

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Wallabies halfback Will Genia has hit the training paddock for the first time with his new Super Rugby club the Melbourne Rebels, admitting he's off the pace after a long break.

Genia had a six-week holiday after the Wallabies spring tour and says he has work to do to catch his Melbourne teammates.

The veteran No.9 says there will be expectation both externally and internally on the under-performing Rebels, who have recruited a host of Wallabies from the defunct Western Force.

Kato Ottio's death questioned after PNG rugby league star collapsed during training with 'possible heat stroke' .
Questions are being raised over the death this week of Papua New Guinea's rising rugby league star, and former Canberra Raider, Kato <g class="gr_ gr_5 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="5" id="5">Ottio</g>.&nbsp;One of the hospitals which treated him after the 23-year-old collapsed during a run at training said it was likely he suffered from severe heat stroke.

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