Sport Reds sign Toua as fullback cover for Hunt

06:38  10 february  2018
06:38  10 february  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Planning for life after Karmichael Hunt has continued for the Queensland Reds with the signing of Aidan Toua from the ACT Brumbies. Toua , 27, made his Super Rugby debut for the Reds in 2011 but then moved to France and has spent the past two seasons in Canberra as their starting fullback .

KARMICHAEL Hunt ’s stalled career has forced the Queensland Reds to find a new fullback with the swoop for quicksilver attacker Aidan Toua . Originally published as Reds raid Brumbies for Hunt cover .

The Queensland Reds have confirmed the signing of fullback Aidan Toua from the ACT Brumbies.© Matt King/Getty Images The Queensland Reds have confirmed the signing of fullback Aidan Toua from the ACT Brumbies. Planning for life after Karmichael Hunt has continued for the Queensland Reds with the signing of Aidan Toua from the ACT Brumbies.

Toua, 27, made his Super Rugby debut for the Reds in 2011 but then moved to France and has spent the past two seasons in Canberra as their starting fullback.

"It's really awesome to be back at Ballymore," Toua said.

"It's nice to have this opportunity to resurrect my Reds career and it's something I'm really looking forward to.

"I feel like I'm returning with more experience and hopefully I can have a positive impact here."

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Planning for life after Karmichael Hunt has continued for the Queensland Reds with the signing of Aidan Toua from the Brumbies. Toua , 27, made his Super Rugby debut for the Reds in 2011 but then moved to France and has spent the past two seasons in Canberra as their starting fullback .

Reds sign Toua as cover for Hunt . Toua , 27, made his Super Rugby debut for the Reds in 2011 but then moved to France and has spent the past two seasons in Canberra as their starting fullback .

Hunt is due to face court again on February 19 and his lawyers say they have a written undertaking from Queensland police that his cocaine charge will be dropped on that day.

However, he is still facing a charge of possessing Xanax and another for contravening a police direction, after not reporting to his local police station in time to provide fingerprints.

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Reds sign Toua as cover for Hunt . Toua , 27, made his Super Rugby debut for the Reds in 2011 but then moved to France and has spent the past two seasons in Canberra as their starting fullback .

Planning for life after Karmichael Hunt has continued for the Queensland Reds with the signing of Aidan Toua from the Brumbies. Toua , 27, made his Super Rugby debut for the Reds in 2011 but then moved to France and has spent the past two seasons in Canberra as their starting fullback .

The possibility remains he could have his contract torn up by Rugby Australia - in that instance, Toua will likely slot straight into his position.

"It's great to get Aidan on board," Reds coach Brad Thorn said.

"He's a talented player who left Queensland a number of years ago and is returning with plenty of experience.

"He's got a good boot on him and understands the game really well, which is important for his position.

"He'll provide us with good depth in the backline and is coming back because he loves this place and wants to contribute."

Toua will have his first outing for Queensland on Thursday in their final pre-season trail match against the Fiji Warriors at Ballymore Stadium.

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