The Growden Medal
Genia steals the show, White moves to the top
Greg Growden
April 13, 2015
Will Genia showed some spark in the Reds defeat to the Bulls © Getty Images
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In a dour weekend, where Australian teams failed to make any impact, at least Will Genia showed he remains among the most tenacious scrum-halves going around.

Genia was the Australian player of the round, as he attempted to rally his understrength Reds team to victory against the Bulls in Pretoria. He inspired a mini comeback during the second half, through several excellent attacking moves, but in the end he could not do it all on his own.

Bulls 43-22 Reds (Australia only)
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The best Australian try of the round goes to Reds replacement forward Marco Kotze. Reds centre Samu Kerevi made the break, pushed his way through several tackles, before at the breakdown placing the ball perfectly for Kotze to pounce and score.

Nic White has taken over the Medal lead from Rebels utility Mike Harris, after the Brumbies scrumhalf tallied points in his fifth match this season

Blues v Brumbies

7.5: David Pocock (Brumbies)

6: Nic White (Brumbies)

Waratahs v Stormers

6: Israel Folau (Waratahs), Rob Horne (Waratahs)

Force v Cheetahs

6.5: Adam Coleman (Force), Dane Haylett-Petty (Force)

Bulls v Reds

8: Will Genia (Reds)

7: Liam Gill (Reds)

6.5: Samu Kerevi (Reds), Nick Frisby (Reds)

PROGRESS POINTS:

34.5: Nic White (Brumbies)

34: Mike Harris (Rebels)

33.5: Scott Higginbotham (Rebels)

30.5: Will Genia (Reds)

28.5: Nic Stirzaker (Rebels), Liam Gill (Reds)

26: Sam Carter (Brumbies)

23: David Pocock (Brumbies)

21: Alby Mathewson (Force)

20.5: Scott Fardy (Brumbies), Bernard Foley (Waratahs), Nick Phipps (Waratahs), Ben McCalman (Force), Sean McMahon (Rebels)

20: Michael Hooper (Waratahs)

14.5: Jarrad Butler (Brumbies), Tevita Kuridrani (Brumbies), Kurtley Beale (Waratahs), Robbie Coleman (Brumbies), Israel Folau (Waratahs)

14: Lopeti Timani (Rebels), Luke Jones (Rebels), Adam Thomson (Reds), Scott Sio (Brumbies)

13.5: Zac Holmes (Force), Adam Coleman (Force)

12: Rob Horne (Waratahs)

8: Luke Burgess (Rebels), Ben Alexander (Brumbies)

7.5: Adam Thomson (Reds), Christian Lealiifano (Brumbies), Stephen Moore (Brumbies), Kyle Godwin (Force), Quade Cooper (Reds)

7: Rory Arnold (Brumbies), Jarrad Butler (Brumbies), Sam Talakai (Reds), Lachie Turner (Reds), Matt Toomua (Brumbies), Chris Alcock (Force), Matt Carraro (Waratahs), Wycliff Palu (Waratahs), Jake Schatz (Reds), Dave Dennis (Waratahs), Sefanaia Naivalu (Rebels)

6.5: Angus Cottrell (Force), Henry Speight (Brumbies), Mitch Inman (Rebels), Joe Tomane (Brumbies), Tamati Ellison (Rebels), Dane Haylett-Petty (Force), Samu Kerevi (Reds), Nick Frisby (Reds)

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