The band is back together
Will Genia (left) and Quade Cooper in action during the New Zealand V Australia Tri-Nations, Bledisloe Cup match at Eden Park, Auckland. New Zealand. 6th August 2011. Photo Tim Clayton (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

The band is back together

The Melbourne Rebels confirmed the signing of Wallabies superstar Quade Cooper on Tuesday and the half-back band of Genia and Quade will officially be back together.

Cooper and Genia will be club teammates once again for the first time in four years when Super Rugby rolls around next year and the superstar Wallabies halfback said he couldn’t wait to finally have the mercurial flyhalf back playing at the level he belongs.

“I just think the best thing for him is to get back to playing at this level just because he has so much to offer,” Genia said.

“If he can do that and find some consistency in his performance I think he’ll find some solace in that rather than playing for Souths.

“As much as he would have enjoyed it, he deserves to be at this level and probably owes it to himself as well.”

Cooper and Genia were pulling the strings when Reds won the Super Rugby title in 2011, beating Crusaders 18-13. Will Genia added on to Digby Ione’s try, while Quade Cooper kicked in 8 points.


Story : Rugby Australia

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