This afternoon, two legends of Australian Rugby, Matt Giteau and Will Genia touched down in the Nation’s capital to run coaching Clinics for players taking part in the Capital Rugby Union competition.
For Giteau, this is the first time the former Wallaby has visited the country and is looking forward to the experience.
“It’s a really unique opportunity to be here, as I’ve said I’ve never been here so I’m very excited,” Giteau stated.
He stated that he knows rugby league is the more dominant sport here in the country, so their main aim is to assist in any way they can to get the sport of Rugby union to the same popularity.
Former Queensland Reds and Melbourne Rebels Half-back, Will Genia said he was happy to be back home, as he gets to spend time with Family but it’s also an opportunity to give back to the sport.
“To come back and give back through Capital Rugby Union and what their trying to do to generate some good news for the code, get people involved and get participation up,” Genia said.
Genia stated that he chose Giteau to accompany him up for the Clinics due to his character as a person and as a rugby player.
“I just knew that someone like him would come and make a difference from a Rugby Perspective but with also all the knowledge and experience that he’s gathered over the course of his career to be able to help the athletes from a mental perspective and help them as people.”
Genia added that he was grateful that he was able to come support the growth of Rugby in the Country. Both former Wallabies will be conducting their first Clinic this afternoon over at the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium.