Key notes on departing St.George Queensland Reds centurions Will Genia and James Horwill

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The St.George Queensland Reds face the Chiefs at Suncorp Stadium tonight in what is their final home match of the 2015 Asteron Life Super Rugby season.

It is also the final time departing Reds centurions Will Genia and James Horwill will pull on the Queensland jersey at Suncorp Stadium, after a decade representing their state. Both will join overseas clubs following this year’s Rugby World Cup (Genia-Stade Francais, Horwill-Harlequins).

With a combined total of 232 caps for Queensland, Genia and Horwill are considered two of the modern greats of the Reds.

They first met as students at Brisbane Boys’ College and both made the move to Ballymore as teenage members of the Reds’ squad. Both made their Queensland debuts in 2006.

They first played together for the Reds against the Crusaders in Round 2 of the 2007 Super Rugby season and have gone on to become the most-capped Reds players in their respective positions in Super Rugby.

The pair were captain and vice-captain together for five seasons, including the 2011 Super Rugby championship. Horwill is also the most-capped captain in the club’s history, having led the Reds on 69 occasions over eight seasons, before relinquishing the title to incoming skipper James Slipper this year.

Horwill is the third most-capped Super Rugby player in Reds’ history. Genia is the fourth most-capped Super Rugby player in Reds’ history.

Genia has led the Reds for minutes played in Super Rugby (7,634). Horwill has led the Reds for tackles in Super Rugby (847).

Horwill has started in 112 of his 114 Super Rugby games, only coming off the bench on two occasions.

Genia is the equal leading Super Rugby try scorer at Suncorp Stadium (13 tries), but is on his longest try-scoring drought at the venue, not scoring there since the 2012 Qualifying Final.

Prior to tonight’s match, Genia and Horwill will lead the team onto the field through a guard of honour, which will include members of their junior club – Wests, their school – Brisbane Boys’ College and their families, along with non-playing Reds players and participants from the Reds Indigenous Program.

Queensland Rugby will also honour them with a post-match ceremony. Fans will be invited onto the field following the game.

Will Genia
Height: 
174cm
Weight: 82kg
Born: 17/01/1988, Port Moresby, PNG
School: Brisbane Boys’ College
Club: Wests
Representative Honours: Queensland Under 19s (2006), Queensland (2006-2015), Brisbane City NRC (2014), Australian Under 20s (2008), Australian Wallabies (2009-), Rugby World Cup (2011).
Queensland debut: 2006 v Japan
Queensland caps: 114
Queensland points: 97 (18T, 2C, 1PG)
Super Rugby debut: 2007 v Hurricanes
Super Rugby caps: 113
Super Rugby points: 97 (18T, 2C, 1PG)
Test debut: 2009 v All Blacks
Tests caps: 58
Test points: 40 (8T)

James Horwill
Height: 
200cm
Weight: 116kg
Born: 29/05/1985, Brisbane, QLD
School: Brisbane Boys’ College
Club: University of Queensland
Representative Honours: Queensland Schoolboys, Queensland Under 19s, Queensland A, Queensland (2006-2015), Brisbane City NRC (2014), Australian Under 21s, Australia A (2006), Australian Wallabies (2007-), Rugby World Cup (2011).
Queensland debut: 2006 v NSW
Queensland caps: 118
Queensland points: 45 (9T)
Super Rugby debut: 2006 v NSW
Super Rugby caps: 114
Super Rugby points: 40 (8T)
Test debut: 2007 v Fiji
Test caps: 58
Test points: 30 (6T)

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