Transfer News: Leicester Tigers grant star early release
At the request of the player and the Melbourne Rebels, Matt Toomua has returned to Australia to join up with his new club.
The Wallabies international centre was due to meet up with his new colleagues at the conclusion of the Gallagher Premiership season, but Leicester Tigers agreed to the request to depart a week early.
At the request of the player and Super Rugby side the Melbourne Rebels, the club has agreed a release for Matt Toomua to return to Australia and join up with his new club.
— Leicester Tigers (@LeicesterTigers) May 13, 2019
Toomua flew back to Australia on Sunday and has already trained with the Rebels as they continue their Super Rugby campaign.
After joining Tigers in 2016, Toomua made his debut in a European Cup fixture against Glasgow and, although he missed most of that season with a knee injury, he returned to be named Supporters’ Player of the Year in 2018/19 and has made a total of 41 appearances for the club.