Wallabies stars fly in for fans

THE last time Will Genia was in Newcastle he was following his mother around who was playing netball.

It was that long ago he can’t exactly remember when.

This time he is back to do business.

The Wallaby halfback said Australia needed to set the record straight when it meets Scotland at Hunter Stadium on Tuesday night.

‘‘I can’t wait,’’ he said between signing autographs and passing footballs at yesterday’s Wallabies Town Event at No 2 Sportsground.

It was a full house at the oval with Genia and fellow squad members Digby Ioane and Dom Shipperley alternating their time between signing autographs and participating in skill drills.

More than 500 fans, mostly children, took advantage of the two and half hour event.

Winner of the Newcastle Herald - Qantas Wallabies Gold Ticket prize was 11-year-old Andrew Georgiou of Newcastle. He won four tickets to Tuesday night’s Test and a private coaching session with a Wallaby.

Other prize winners were Tony Mather of Hamilton, John Riley of Georgetown, Ben Doran of Newcastle as well as Toby Becker of Adamstown Heights.

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