After a breakout season in 2013, Matt Toomua has finally been able to cement himself as one of Australia’s premier playmakers.
Stringing 18 Super Rugby games together at flyhalf for the University of Canberra Brumbies in 2013 handed Toomua a spot in Ewen McKenzie’s Rugby Championship squad, which was the catalyst for him earning a debut run-on Wallabies jersey against the All Blacks in Sydney.
UC Brumbies coaches have been pleased with Toomua’s progress, particularly considering the challenges he faced earlier in his career. Playing behind Matt Giteau, Toomua struggled for time in his first four years with the UC Brumbies before a crippling knee injury cut his 2012 season short just as it was taking off.
A highly professional player who has been in the elite system since the day he finished school, Toomua’s approach to recovery, rehabilitation, training and game day have all been behind his eventual rise to the top.
One of the good news stories for the UC Brumbies over the last 12 months, Toomua will be keen to extend his good form for both his club and country in 2014.