Rebels Confirm To'omua Departure

Mon, Jul 25, 2022, 10:55 PM
Rebels Media
by Rebels Media

The Melbourne Rebels have today confirmed Matt To’omua will depart the Club after four years at the Rebels.

The thirty-two-year-old will now head overseas for the third time in his senior career, following stints in South Africa and England.

The experienced fly-half began his Super Rugby career in Canberra, amassing 88 games over nine seasons with the Brumbies from 2008 to 2016, before joining the Rebels in 2019.

To’omua would go on to make 42 appearances over the next four seasons at the Rebels and departs with the honour of having captained the Club through its COVID-interrupted Super Rugby AU and Trans-Tasman campaigns in 2021.

A former Wallaby of 59 Tests and two World Cups, To’omua played an important role off the field at the Rebels, helping mentor several of the Club’s younger players, including rising star Carter Gordon.

Melbourne Rebels CEO, Baden Stephenson, thanked To’omua for his contribution to the Rebels and the widerVictorian community.

“Matt arrived at the Rebels midway through 2019 and made an immediate impact on our playing group,” said Stephenson.

“He remains a popular and highly respected figure at our Club and someone who did an almighty job leading the Rebels through an intense period of instability and change during our COVID-impacted 2021 campaign, when our Club was forced to relocate for a second straight season.

“Matt’s work ethic, detail, leadership, and generosity were hallmarks of his tenure at the Rebels, and he leaves having been a Club Captain and an important member of our maiden finals team in 2020.

“From everyone at the Melbourne Rebels and Rugby Victoria, we thank Matt for his service and wish him all the very best in the future.”