Matt Toomua signs for Leicester

Matt Toomua has agreed to join Leicester
Matt Toomua has agreed to join Leicester

Leicester have announced the signing of Australian international and World Cup finalist Matt Toomua.

The 25-year-old, who can play either fly-half or inside centre, helped the Wallabies reach the final of the World Cup in October.

Leicester say he will join the club next summer, moving from Super Rugby side ACT Brumbies in Canberra.

"I'm very excited to be joining the Tigers," Toomua told Leicester's official website.

"It's a great opportunity for me to be a part of such a successful organisation with such a proud history.

"After meeting with Richard Cockerill and Aaron Mauger, I feel very fortunate to be able to further develop as a rugby player in such a great environment and hope to contribute to the club's future success.

"I look forward to joining the club in 2016 and wish the team all the best for the current season."

Tigers director of rugby Cockerill added: "It is no secret we have been looking to sign a top-class player to add to our back-line resources and Matt is certainly in that category.

"He is still a young man but has already achieved such a lot in Super Rugby and played extensively in Test rugby for the Wallabies.

"We look forward to his arrival in the summer and to seeing him work with our back line and with Aaron and the coaching team. I'm sure his arrival will excite supporters too because he will be a top-class addition to the squad."