Just two days ago his club said he would be moving to Perth at the end of the season, ending a six-year association with the club, but this morning, the 24-year-old has reversed his position.
And, to underline his commitment to the Reds, he has signed a new deal that will run through until the end of the 2015 season.
"I always maintained a strong desire to stay in Queensland with the Reds, however I also received offers both in Australia and from overseas and considered my options," the 33-cap-international said on Monday.
"(Coach) Ewen McKenzie asked me on Friday whether I was going to be staying with the Reds and I told him I was going to join the Western Force at the end of the season.
"But, when I considered my options over the weekend, I realised it didn't really sit well with me and my heart was in Queensland and that's where I want to play my rugby."
McKenzie was also pleased with Genia's decision, adding: "It was disappointing to come to terms with Will leaving us and possibly playing against the Reds in 2013 however, we're pleased he's decided to choose what's best for his rugby future by staying in Queensland."
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