Aidan Toua

Super Rugby Caps 26

 

Height Weight
183cm 89kg
Born Hometown
19 / 01 / 1990 Port Moresby
BIO

After a season abroad with French club SU Agen Lot-et-Garonne, Aidan Toua is returning to Australia to make his mark with the Aquis Brumbies.

Toua was born in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea before moving to Queensland with his family as a boy. He attended the famed Rugby nursery Anglican Church Grammar School or ‘Churchies’ as it is affectionately known.

It was whilst at Churchies that Toua blossomed in to the electric player he is today, firstly playing with the Queensland Schoolboys and then progressing through to the Australian Schoolboys in 2006 and 2007.

After graduating from school Toua played for the Easts club in Brisbane and linked up with the Australian Sevens program in 2009, playing in a number of tournaments on the World Series circuit.

In 2010 Toua was selected to play for the Australian U20’s alongside current Brumbies teammates Scott Sio, Robbie Coleman and Matt Toomua. The side achieved Australia’s greatest ever finish at a Junior World Cup, finishing runners-up to New Zealand.

Toua was a big contributor throughout, scoring a notable try in the semi-final victory over England. Following his performances at the JWC, Toua immediately linked up with Queensland Reds, making his debut in 2011.

Injury restricted Toua to only 10 appearances during his time at the Reds, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t any highlights. In fact, Toua’s biggest highlight in Reds colours occurred at his new home at Canberra Stadium against the Brumbies.

Toua scored a sensational try for the Reds in the Super Rugby 2014 season opener. After receiving the ball inside his own half, he broke a Henry Speight tackle and then showed his electrifying speed to burst through the Brumbies line and score virtually untouched.

It was this play that left a mark on Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham, who decided to entice Toua back from France a few years later. Upon his return to Australia in July 2015, Toua joined the UC Vikings for the 2015 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship season and in only four appearances he certainly left his mark on the competition.

Toua scored the try of the season in the UC Vikings home game against the Melbourne Rising, receiving the ball just outside his 22 and running almost the entire length of the field breaking numerous tackles before passing it to teammate James Dargaville then looping around and receiving the ball back from Dargaville to score in the corner.

This highlight gave Brumbies fans a taste of what Toua is capable of and hopefully a glimpse of things to come for the outside back.

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