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Matt Toomua

Post by fortysix » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:08 pm

Great result for England-------bonus that our new signing looks the part as well !!! his defence seemed reasonable and with Burns Betham and Veainu, possibly Manu, reat things will be expected in attack .

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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by Bowden Tiger » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:18 pm

I have to agree on Toomau, as he plays with his head up, looking for opportunities.
If he fits in, which I am sure he will, we should have a really good back line!
I hope though, that Freddie doesn't get hurt in the Glastonbury mud!

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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by Iain » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:34 pm

We genuinely now have a backline that most teams in Europe would envy and pay big money to have. We should feel excited.

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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by AidanMcDowell » Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:57 pm

And JPP scores an excellent try for SA against Ireland. Looking forward to lots more from both come the autumn!

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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by tigerburnie » Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:07 pm

This really is, on paper at least, the most exciting set of backs we have lined up for next year, just need our pack to re discover their collective mojo and we will be in the mix to win things next season.
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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by strawclearer » Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:53 pm

Watched Toomua (on TV unfortunately!) a number of times before his injury and think the prospect of facing two receivers in Burns and Toomua will concern a number of sides next season!
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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by Roly » Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:11 am

There can be little doubt that the Wallaby back line was energised by MT's play on Saturday, he created several scoring chances for his backs. He opened up the English defence with ease at times.

Should do well in the more open game Mauger advocates. If of course, the Rugby Championship doesn't injure him....
“It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.” Sir Winston Churchill.

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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by Roly » Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:11 am

strawclearer wrote:Watched Toomua (on TV unfortunately!) a number of times before his injury and think the prospect of facing two receivers in Burns and Toomua will concern a number of sides next season!
Burns wont worry too many, Toomua will do.
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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by Soggypitch » Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:44 am

Roly wrote:There can be little doubt that the Wallaby back line was energised by MT's play on Saturday, he created several scoring chances for his backs. He opened up the English defence with ease at times.

Should do well in the more open game Mauger advocates. If of course, the Rugby Championship doesn't injure him....
Is that correct Roly - is he really playing the whole of the Rugby Championship before joining us? I was really hoping he would be here for the start of pre-season not tired out and potentially injured after taking on the All Blacks, Boks etc for a few weeks!!!
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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by northerntiger » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:26 am

Roly - every silver lining has its cloud

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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by Roly » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:31 am

northerntiger wrote:Roly - every silver lining has its cloud
:smt046
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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by Iain » Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:54 am

Roly wrote:There can be little doubt that the Wallaby back line was energised by MT's play on Saturday, he created several scoring chances for his backs. He opened up the English defence with ease at times.

Should do well in the more open game Mauger advocates. If of course, the Rugby Championship doesn't injure him....
When Roly's this positive you know we've made a top signing :smt023

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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by Ads677 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:00 am

So, is there any confirmation as to when MT and JPP will actually turn up at Tigers?

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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by Roly » Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:15 am

Soggypitch wrote:
Roly wrote:There can be little doubt that the Wallaby back line was energised by MT's play on Saturday, he created several scoring chances for his backs. He opened up the English defence with ease at times.

Should do well in the more open game Mauger advocates. If of course, the Rugby Championship doesn't injure him....
Is that correct Roly - is he really playing the whole of the Rugby Championship before joining us? I was really hoping he would be here for the start of pre-season not tired out and potentially injured after taking on the All Blacks, Boks etc for a few weeks!!!
I think so Soggy, the commentary team implied that Toomua would be playing a significant part in the Championship.
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Re: Matt Toomau

Post by Grimlish » Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:22 am

The news report on this site (15th November) announcing his signing states clearly that he will arrive "in the summer of 2016". I know its been a bit wet recently but has summer been delayed again this year?

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