23 Oct 2012

Genia pens new deal with Australian Rugby Union

12:47 pm on 23 October 2012

Wallabies linchpin Will Genia is set to stay on with the Australian Rugby Union this week and is eying a surprise return in Queensland's opening home game against the New South Wales Waratahs in February.

Genia's Reds and Wallabies halves partner Quade Cooper is expected to also re-commit and continue their exciting combination in 2013.

Doubts have hovered over the sidelined duo in the past fortnight as both had failed to re-sign with the Australian Rugby Union despite agreeing to new three-year Queensland deals mid-year.

While Cooper is currently at the centre of a code of conduct investigation following his recent criticism of the Wallabies and the code, Genia's future is set to be finalised in the coming days.