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Will Genia is hoping Australia will up their game in the second Test against Wales

Will Genia is hoping Australia will up their game in the second Test against Wales

Will Genia is hoping Australia will up their game in the second Test against Wales

Australia playmaker Will Genia believes the Wallabies will need to raise their level of performance if they want to take an unassailable lead in their best-of-three series with Wales this weekend.

Australia host Wales in the second Test at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Saturday after accounting for the Six Nations champions 27-19 at Suncorp Stadium last weekend. Genia was the architect behind Australia's win in Brisbane but is expecting the visitors to step it up in match two.

"We understand we can't play the same way we did last week - we've got to be better if we want to win," he said. "They're going to be better. We've made a huge point of that and we really emphasised that at training."

While Wales have made four changes in their bid to level the series, Australia will field an unchanged line-up in Melbourne.

"The consistency and cohesion within the structure of our attack worked really well," Genia said.

"You have the same players inside and outside of you and knowing that it worked last week, you have confidence in the group and what we've done."

Genia was this week named as a target by Wales stand-in coach Rob Howley, but the number nine remains unfazed.

"I'll just go out there and do my job as best I can. If there is extra attention you've just got to deal with it," Genia said.

"I think an area where they will target us is probably our breakdown.

"They'll look to slow the ball down a little bit so that we don't get the momentum we had last week. We've had a big emphasis on that at training this week."

PA