At the ripe old age of 22, it feels like Matt Toomua has been playing professional rugby for decades. A quality 10 with silky-smooth skills, Toomua makes the play making role look easy as he glides across the pitch looking for options. One of the Brumbies biggest lifters in the gym, Toomua is constantly working on his game, body and mind to ensure he is in perfect condition come game day. Unfortunately for Toomua, 2012 was one he would personally rather forget with a serious knee injury sidelining him after just three games. It came as a massive blow to the aspiring young playmaker, who had turned in Man of the Match performances in two of the three trial matches played during Brumbies pre-season. A Wallaby tourist in 2010, Toomua has often found himself on the wrong end of serious injuries with a broken jaw just minutes into his national debut ruling him out of the rest of the spring tour. And while that mid-week appearance did not hold Test match status, there is no doubt Toomua is up to the challenge should he be blessed with consistency throughout 2013. As happy in the defensive line as he is on the attack, Toomua has worked hard to have no inconsistencies in his game. His incredible leg strength is the envy of some fowards and with calf muscles the size of junior rugby balls it’s not hard to see why. Always in demand, Toomua declined several attractive offers to leave the Brumbies mid-way through the 2012 season, re-signing with the ACT based team until the end of 2014.
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