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Toomua scores two in Brumbies victory

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

CANBERRA - Brumbies five-eighth Matt Toomua is one of those rare players who refuses to downplay his Wallabies ambitions.

"Probably one of my only (personal) goals is to try and get in that squad," he says.

Toomua took a giant leap towards reclaiming the No.10 or No.12 jersey for the June Tests against France with a man-of-the-match performance on Friday in the Brumbies' Super Rugby defeat of reigning premiers the Chiefs 41-23.

More known for his brick-wall defence and composure in attack, it was the first time he'd scored two tries in his Super Rugby career.

"I haven't had a bit of 'double meat', as Badge says," Toomua said.

"Three weeks ago in training, I got three tries in touch - that's about it."

Toomua knows that playing well for the Brumbies in the next four weeks, leading up to the three-Test series, will be critical to his representative ambitions.

It just so happens that it's the toughest four-week window the Brumbies will face this year.

They have to travel to New Zealand to take on the on-song Crusaders, host the table-topping Sharks, then cap it off with a two-week tour of South Africa.

"So there's no use worrying six weeks out," Toomua said.

"You've got to be playing well right into the June window."

Despite a breakout year for the Wallabies last season, Toomua's competition for a starting Test spot in 2014 is hotter than ever.

Most pundits have already declared Queensland's Quade Cooper as a must-have at No.10, while Kurtley Beale has shone for the Waratahs at No.12 this year.








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