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Matt Toomua

"When you’re 18 you want to be the best player in the world and it’s quite outcome based. When I was 18 I looked up to Jonny Wilkinson and Dan Carter and you want to be that bloke but as you go on, reality hits you &    you get a better understanding of things. For me instead of comparing yourself to others you want to maximize your potential and use your time in a pretty special environment. You start thinking about family, post career, a big thing that motivates me now is setting me and my family up for when I am done. For some people it's about getting a number of caps, for me it’s about the experience, coming to another part of the world, the culture, new friends and new business contacts"

My special guest is Matt Toomua. Matt is an Australian Rugby Union player currently playing for the Leicester Tigers in the UK. He is capped 33 times for the Wallabies and spent nine years playing for the ACT Brumbies.

You will learn plenty about Matt Toomua in episode 41 of the Talking with TK Podcast.

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2:34 – Welcome Matt Toomua

3:00 – Wallabies & The All Blacks

4:45 – Confidence & Moving forward for the Wallabies

6:45 – Choosing the Leicester Tigers

9:00 – Meeting Elyse

10:30 – Time management

11:55 – Life after Rugby

13:33 – Inspirations

15:00 – Education & MBA

18:00 – Cafes & investing

19:23 – World Cup & Contracts

20:07 – Christian Lealilifano

21:35 – Leadership

24:50 – Success then and now

26:56 – Proudest career moment

28:40 – His playing style

30:00 – Quade & Kurtley

30:50 – The fib to get the number 12 Wallabies debut

33:00 – Concussions

36:48 – Superstitions

38:15 – Posters on his bedroom wall growing up

39:33 – 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party



Paul Wade
Karmichal Hunt
David Campese


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