Genia set to join Wallabies camp in Scotland

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Will Genia is set to join the Wallabies in camp on Sunday night,ahead of Australia's Test against Scotland this weekend.

Genia has been released from French club Stade Francais, with the next three Tests all fall under the international eligibility window, which gives national teams priority access to their players.

The scrumhalf will link up with the Wallabies on Sunday night local time, after returning to his club ahead of the final Bledisloe Test.

Will Genia will return to Test duty this week. Photo: AFPGenia will be with the squad for the Scotland, France and Ireland Tests but his availability for the final Test against England on December 4 (AEDT) is unclear, with that match outside the window.

Genia finished his duties with Stade Francais on the weekend, after a 37-19 loss to Adam Ashley-Cooper’s Bordeaux.

Bordeaux lock Luke Jones was yellow carded for collapsing a maul in the Bordeaux victory, while Ashley-Cooper played 77 minutes of the win.

Joe Tomane featured for Montpellier at 12. Photo: AFPLadder-leaders Clermont survived a scare from a battling Grenoble side, clinching a 21-20 win, wirth a 68th minute penalty.

Sitaleki Timani played the full game for Clermont in the second row, with Nathan Charles on the bench as reserve hooker, while Peter Kimlin was at blindside flanker for Grenoble.

Joe Tomane and Jesse Mogg played the full match for Montpellier at inside centre and on the wing, respectively, in a 21-3 loss to Racing 92, while Nic White came on at scrumhalf for the final 49 minutes.

Liam Gill faced off against former teammate MIke Harris. Photo: AFPLyon pulled off a 27-13 upset over Toulon to round out the Top 14 weekend, with Mike Harris steering the side at flyhalf.

Liam Gill played out the game at openside for Toulon, while James O’Connor played 54 minutes at fullback.

Anglo-Welsh Cup

Greg Holmes played 58 minutes for Exeter as the Chiefs went down 29-15 to Harlequins in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.


Luke Morahan crossed twice for the Barbarians. Photo: Getty imagesLuke Morahan notched a double for the Barbarians as they played out a thrilling draw with South Africa at Wembley.

Morahan’s two scores put the Baa-Baas in a commanding position, before a last-gasp Springboks score snatched the stalemate.

Taqele Naiyaravoro was another standout for the composite team, while Paddy Ryan, Nic Stirzaker, Sam Carter and Andrew Ready all played a part in the match.