Scrum-half expects extra attention

02 September 2011

Australia star Will Genia says he will cope with any extra attention afforded to him by opponents at the World Cup.

Genia is currently in fine form, having played a key role in the Queensland Reds side that triumphed in Australia this season, before continuing his success with the Wallabies - starring in their successful Tri-Nations campaign.

The scrum-half believes this will lead to him being targeted by opponents but the 23-year-old is more than confident he will to be able to handle everything that's thrown at him.

"As a 9 and probably a 10 as well, you are always going to get a lot of pressure put on you" he told AAP. "People are going to want you to make tackles and make decisions and I love being under pressure,"

"I love taking it in my stride and making the right decisions at the right times."