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Genia brilliance helps Reds to first Super rugby title

Scrumhalf Will Genia produced a moment of opportunistic brilliance to score a 65-metre try that helped the...

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Scrumhalf Will Genia produced a moment of opportunistic brilliance to score a 65-metre try that helped the Queensland Reds to a 18-13 victory over the Canterbury Crusaders and their first Super rugby title on Saturday.

Genia sparked both of the Reds tries, finding a flying Digby Ioane after a poor Crusaders kick, while he seized on Crusaders' indecisiveness around the ruck to sprint 65 metres after the Crusaders had turned the ball over while on attack.

Flyhalf Quade Cooper slotted a conversion and two penalties for the Reds in a pulsating match.

Dan Carter scored all of the Crusaders points with a try following his own deft kick that pierced a swarming Reds defensive line, a conversion and two penalties but it was not enough for their eighth title.

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