Wallabies and Melbourne Rebels playmaker Matt To’omua has today committed his future to Australian Rugby, re-signing until the end of 2023.
The 47 Test veteran has been in a rich vein of form for the Rebels during Harvey Norman Super Rugby AU and is a key member of Dave Rennie’s Wallabies squad.
Wallabies back Matt To’omua said: “I’m really excited to re-commit to the Melbourne Rebels and Rugby Australia. We are building something special at the Rebels and it is great to be a part of it alongside the rest of the team.
“Like our fans, I was disappointed with how we finished up in the Harvey Norman Super Rugby AU season and we are keen to come out really strong this Saturday against the Blues and play to our potential,” To’omua said.
Rugby Australia Director of Rugby Scott Johnson said: “I’m really pleased we can keep someone of Matt’s talent within our system for another two years.”
“His leadership and experience has been invaluable for the Wallabies and the Rebels. Matt has the ability to control the tempo of the game whilst creating opportunities to attack which is a big reason why he’s found success recently.”
“His commitment marks another key signing ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, in addition to the development of our next generation of internationals,” Johnson said.
To’omua is expected to lace the boots up this Saturday 15 May in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman when the Melbourne Rebels host the Blues at AAMI Park.
The Melbourne Rebels play the Auckland Blues at AAMI Park this Saturday May 15 at 7:45 PM in Round One of the Harvey Norman Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition. The clash will be shown live on Stan Sports AU and 9Gem.