23 Aug 2013

Genia says they'll try to pressure Tom Taylor

6:15 pm on 23 August 2013

The Wallabies halfback Will Genia says they'll do their best to put new All Blacks first five Tom Taylor under pressure in tomorrow night's second Bledisloe Cup clash in Wellington.

Taylor will debut in the clash following injuries to Dan Carter, Aaron Cruden and Beauden Barrett.

Taylor has only played at second five for the Crusaders this year.

Genia says it's a big step up for Taylor, but doesn't expect him to be overawed by the occassion.

Genia says they'll try to put him under as much pressure as possible and will be interested to see how he reacts.

The All Blacks captain Richie McCaw says the rest of the side has a responsibilty to make Taylor's test debut has easy as possible.

McCaw concedes the 24 year old is under a lot of pressure but is confident he will perform well.