Aussie Sevens Star Toole Set to Shine at Paris Olympics

In a significant boost for Australia’s national sevens team, influential Brumbies winger Corey Toole is reportedly set to join their ranks for the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris, forgoing a potential Wallabies call-up. Toole’s incredible speed and try-scoring prowess could prove invaluable as the Aussies aim for a podium finish in the prestigious tournament.

Brumbies Flyer Coyle Set to Join Australia’s Sevens Squad for Olympic Tilt

Corey Toole, a rising star for the Brumbies, is reportedly set to rejoin Australia’s national sevens team ahead of the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris.

According to sources from The Roar, the 24-year-old winger, who represented Australia on the World Rugby Sevens Series in 2021 and 2022, will forgo a potential call-up to the Wallabies’ lineup for their upcoming Tests against Wales and Georgia in July to focus on the Olympic campaign.

Toole’s Impressive Form and Blazing Speed

Toole has been in scintillating form for the Brumbies in the Super Rugby Pacific competition this year, emerging as one of the leading try-scorers with eight touchdowns to his name. Known for his incredible pace, the fleet-footed winger has been one of the fastest players in the entire Super Rugby Pacific tournament, with his blistering speed proving too much for opposing defenses.

“He’s got some genuine gas, genuine speed,” said former Wallabies playmaker Matt To’omua. “Wingers used to be the really quick guys, then it changed to some of the bigger guys, but it’s cool seeing someone with genuine X-factor pace.”

Toole’s top speed for the 2024 season was recorded at an impressive 10.3 meters per second, the equivalent of 37.08 km/h. His ability to change direction at full tilt has made him a constant threat with ball in hand, and his searing pace helped him dotting down 43 tries for the Australian sevens side during the 2021/22 World Rugby Sevens Series campaign, earning him the coveted Rookie of the Year award.

Potential Boost for Australian Sevens Squad

With Toole’s Olympic selection not guaranteed in the 15-a-side Wallabies setup, it is believed that national sevens head coach John Manenti has urged the young flyer to rejoin the sevens squad and prove his worth ahead of the Games, before potentially returning to the international 15s arena to challenge for a Wallabies berth.

Toole is expected to link up with the Australian sevens team this week for trial matches against Fiji as they continue their preparations for the Olympic tournament in Paris.

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