Force captain ian prior booted his side into an early 3 0 advantage. The rebels fell to a dramatic 38 32 defeat to the waratahs but matt toomua s late penalty significantly enhanced their super rugby au finals hopes.
Matthew papali i toomua ˈ t uː m uː ə born 2 january 1990 is an australian rugby union player who has played over 35 times for australia since 2013.
Matt toomua rebels. A matt toomua inspired melbourne rebels put nsw waratahs to the sword friday in a 29 10 win for their first back to back super rugby victories over the sydney based team. The rebels snapped a. Melbourne rebels have revived their finals hopes with a historic 29 10 super rugby au win over the nsw waratahs in sydney.
Originally born in melbourne to omua possesses silky smooth skills and incredible versatility. Matt to omua is a utility back whose preferred position is flyhalf or inside centre. He plays for the melbourne rebels in super rugby and his usual position is at fly half or inside centre he has previously played for the brumbies in australia and for leicester tigers in england s premiership rugby.
Scans have cleared melbourne rebels playmaker matt toomua of a neck injury after his side s costly 19 3 loss to queensland reds. A matt toomua inspired melbourne rebels put nsw waratahs to the sword today in a 29 10 win for their first back to back super rugby victories over the sydney based team. But the rebels dominated possession and toomua offloaded out of a scrum to winger tom pincus who sprinted to the try line on 17.
To omua makes the play making role look easy as he glides across the pitch looking for options. The rebels snapped a. Matt toomua has booted the melbourne rebels into the super rugby au finals with a conversion on the siren to secure a miracle 34 30 win over the western force in their last round match in newcastle.
In a scrappy affair punctuated by 26 penalties and endless knock ons the rebels claimed their first victory of the new competition thanks largely to the class and boot of five eighth matt toomua. Matt toomua profile rebels super rugby rugbypass rugbypass is the premier destination for rugby fans across the globe with the best news analysis shows highlights podcasts documentaries live match player stats live blog feeds and in some territories live streaming of the world s greatest rugby tournaments all in hd.