With more swagger than the Miami Heat, the University of Canberra Brumbies own fresh prince of Bel-Air, Joe Tomane, is fulfilling his potential as a world-class outside back.
Now regarded as a polished rugby player after making a successful transition from the NRL three years ago, Tomane has established himself as one of the code’s best dressed players off the field and outstanding talents on it.
Big, fast and mobile, tackling Tomane in full flight is one of the toughest assignments in Australian rugby. Given a sniff of space the speedster will make you pay either as an elusive finisher or linking with another back thanks to his silky skills.
The first guy at training and usually the last to leave, it’s obvious that Tomane has a huge passion for playing rugby and learning how to do it better. He has a solid kicking game, has worked hard on his defence and is a natural attacker – each attribute helping him become a regular amongst Wallaby considerations.
Now in his third full season with the UC Brumbies, Tomane has been touted as the most successful NRL recruit since Lote Tuqiri. Tomane is one of the genuine nice guys in Australian rugby making him a crowd favourite amongst the Canberra Stadium faithful.