Rugby Bricks Podcast Episode 31 Show Notes: Matt Toomua | Rugby World Cup 2019 As A Wallaby & Exploiting Micro Skills To Become World Class
In this episode, we go deep with Australian Wallaby utility back Matt Toomua.
Toomua is an Australian rugby union player who has played over 35 times for Australia since 2013. He plays for the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby and his usual position is at fly-half or 2nd-five. He has previously played for the Brumbies and for Leicester Tigers in England's Premiership Rugby.
In this episode we cover:
- The business of rugby and Toomua's representation of Union players in the restructuring of Australian Rugby
- His attention to detail and how these micro-skills amplify your overall in-game performance
- The selection decisions that drove issues within the Wallabies squad during the previous Rugby World Cup
- How Super Rugby needs to be restructured so that there is a better offering for fans to get to the game
This episode was special, Matt is insightful, well versed and someone who is thinking about how the micro affects the macro inside and outside of rugby.
Grab a pen, grab a note pad and start looking at how you can implement the gems that were dropped in this episode.
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(2:00) Bill Meakes, Wallaby and Melbourne Storm Player
(3:14) (26:40) Ellyse Perry, Australian Sportswoman
(4:11) Leicester Tigers
(6:20) Gary Vee, Entrepreneur
(9:08) Dane Haylett-Petty, Wallaby
(12:13) Israel Dagg, Former All Black
(15:22) Matt keeping busy during Covid-19
(15:39) Matt’s Instagram
(16:54) Rugby Australia’s New Competition
(19:15) Rugby Australia’s Pay Cuts post Covid-19
(25:20) Modified Rules for Upcoming Competition
(26:56) Ellyse Perry’s Instagram
(27:14) Ellyse’s Injury
(30:09) Women’s Cricket World Cup Final
(35:51) The Pressure on Australia’s 2018 World Cup
(38:25) Christian Lealifiano, Wallaby
(39:04) Bernard Foley, Wallaby
(40:39) Australian Rugby’s 2018 in Review
(41:49) Wallabies vs All Blacks, Perth 2019
(42:05) Wallabies vs England, World Cup Quarter Final 2019
(44:32) Michael Cheika discusses Australia’s World Cup Failings.
(46:44) Stephen Moore, Former Wallaby Captain
(48:15) (51:52) Eddie Jones, England Coach
(48:49) (1:02:18) Jake White, Former Brumbies Coach
- Stephen Larkham on the Rugby Bricks Podcast
(51:53) Chris Latham
(54:44) Michael Hooper, ‘Hoops’, Wallabies Captain
(55:31) Matt’s poking fun at Leicester Tigers Teammates
(56:26) Kurtley Beale, Wallabies 12
(58:06) Matt’s debut dangerous spear tackle for Leicester Tigers
(59:39) George Ford, England 10
(1:02:30) Butch James, South African Rugby Legend
(1:13:52) AAMI Park About
(1:16:52) Jesse Kriel on the Rugby Bricks Podcast
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