1 Sep 2011

Wallabies great rates Genia the best

6:26 am on 1 September 2011

Australian rugby's first World Cup-winning captain Nick Farr-Jones believes Will Genia will ultimately rank alongside the legendary Ken Catchpole, and he believes the All Blacks are scared of the dynamic halfback.

While Farr-Jones still rates the All Blacks favourites to win the Cup, he's confident it'll be a Trans-Tasman final, and he rates the Wallabies win in Brisbane last weekend as probably the best performance by an Australian team in a decade.

He says if Genia happened to cop a tournament-ending injury, he'd almost give up on the Wallabies hopes, and he regards Genia and Dan Carter as the tournament's most valuable players.