'Lions unorthodox for an SA side'

    2015-05-14 14:30

    Cape Town - Brumbies centre Matt Toomua says he’s been impressed by what he’s seen from the Lions this season.

    Toomua will line up at inside centre when his side tackle the Lions in a Super Rugby clash in Johannesburg on Saturday.

    He returns to action after being sidelined with an ankle injury for the best part of the month.

    The Brumbies lost their first game on tour - 25-24 to the Stormers at Newlands last weekend - and will be eager to leave South Africa with a win as the race for the playoffs hots up.

    The men from Canberra are currently third on the overall standings, courtesy of leading the Australian Conference, while the Lions lie eighth overall after seven wins from 12 matches.

    The men from Johannesburg have impressed with their enterprising approach, something that was noted by Toomua.

    “It was a little bit lonely flying over by myself but I got some sleep and I’m good to go,” Toomua told the Brumbies’ official website.

    “I needed to be at home just for that extra week to get my ankle right but it’s feeling good and I’ve been given the all clear so I’ll be playing this weekend.

    “The Lions are an exciting team to watch. They love playing from their own end, they love quick lineouts and off loads, which is unorthodox for a South African side which would usually be so dominant at set piece and go from there.”

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