Stingrays beckon Reds' star player

Will Genia of the Reds in action during the round nine Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Stormers.
Will Genia of the Reds in action during the round nine Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Stormers. Chris Hyde / Getty Images

THE Queensland Reds' semi-final loss could be the Sunshine Coast Stingrays' gain with superstar scrumhalf Will Genia a chance to turn out for the Premier Rugby outfit at Stockland Sunshine Coast Stadium this weekend.

Earlier in the year the No.9 signed on with the Sunshine Coast, pledging to play for the team when he could.

Genia's Super Rugby commitments for the year came to an end when the Reds were knocked from the competition by the Sharks on Saturday night, making him available for Premier Rugby selection.

Genia was also yesterday not included in the Australian train-on squad, indicating there is a possibility he could make a surprise appearance in Stingrays colours against Wests on Saturday afternoon.

He will not be a part of this week's three-day Wallabies camp but is expected to be added to the squad next week ahead of the opening Bledisloe Cup clash on August 18.

It is believed Genia was not called into the national squad this week to give him a rest following a torrid domestic campaign, however Stingrays officials say they are intent on exploring every avenue to see him pull on the turquoise jumper this weekend.

"It would be a tremendous morale boost for the club," Stingrays rugby manager Luke Wyatt said.

"It would be lovely. I know it would put everyone on a high."

In April, Genia turned his back on Norths to sign with the Stingrays, promising to play for the side at every opportunity after falling in love with the region.

"I'd find any excuse to come here and stay," Genia told The Daily at the time.

"Playing for the club is a good start. It's a beautiful place. It reminds me a lot of back home in Papua New Guinea - it's so laidback, everyone's really friendly and helpful. I could definitely see myself settling down here."

The Stingrays have also confirmed they are in negotiations to host a Queensland Reds trial match next year.

The Reds played the Hurricanes in an exhibition clash at Stockland Sunshine Coast Stadium last month, with the facility getting the seal of approval from Queensland officials.

The Sunshine Coast Rugby Union met with the QRU last week and was told it would come into consideration to host a pre-season clash with a decision expected next month.

Topics:  queensland reds rugby union sunshine coast stingrays will genia

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