Top Wallaby calls for Super Rugby “rethink”

2020-04-26 13:47

With rugby on maintain all over the world because of the coronavirus pandemic, Rebels and Wallabies playmaker Matt Toomua has known as for a “rethink” of Tremendous Rugby and its present format.

Chatting with the Rugby Australia web site, Toomua known as the present mannequin for the 25-year previous competitors “a little bit bit aged and outdated”.

“There’s lots of people who’ve had this thoughts in for some time that possibly the mannequin that we have got is a little bit bit aged and outdated and possibly we have to have a rethink,” mentioned Toomua.

“I assume that is virtually forcing us to do it, whether or not or not it’s within the brief time period till these borders open or whether or not or not it’s long-term into one thing else that is a bit extra sustainable, bit extra domestically centered.”

Toomua believes that Covid-19 will put rugby beneath immense stress when fixtures finally resume. 

“There’s going to be all kinds of pressures on the sport subsequent yr, whether or not or not it’s inflation and value costs for travelling and the present SANZAAR fashions, the prices are going to undergo the roof so how do reply to that, how will we deal with that curve?

“I believe there’s lots of people who’re eager to have a home mannequin for fairly some time now, whether or not or not it’s Australia-focused or Australia-new Zealand centered or one thing alongside these strains,” he mentioned.

In 2009, Toomua spent a while in South Africa, turning out for Western Province on 4 events through the Currie Cup season. He was first capped for the Wallabies in 2013 and has performed 47 Assessments up to now.

– Compiled by Sport24 employees

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