8/15/2011

Tomane takes his place


The CA Technologies Brumbies have begun their second team camp at Narrabeen with Joseph Tomane joining the group for the first time.

Tomane was granted a release from the Gold Coast Titans rugby league team two weeks ago and has played two games for Uni-Norths in the John I Dent Cup to gain match fitness along the way.

The 21 year old flyer said he was happy to be back playing rugby and had settled into his new team with comfort.

“It’s been really easy fitting in with the boys here at the Brumbies, everyone’s been really accommodating,” Tomane said.

“I’d been a bit worried about the cold moving down from the Coast but even that’s been pretty good. I’m enjoying my time here already.”

Tomane will this week find himself on the end of a backline fresh with non-capped players like Tom Cox, Zack Holmes, Kumami Sitauti and Tevita Kuridrani.

He was aware the Brumbies Rugby coaching staff would be looking for him to lift and to use the experience he got in the NRL to guide some of the younger players.

“The NRL was a good place for me to cut my teeth, I learned a lot there and had a great time. But now I’m a rugby player and I’m hoping to pull the skills I learned in league into my new game,” he said.

“It’s an exciting time to be a Brumby, there is a lot happening here and a really good feeling at training and around the club.”

The camp concludes on Thursday afternoon.