“I came to Toulon to win”, says Liam Gill.
Wallabies flanker Liam Gill, who has signed a two-year contract with the Rugby Club Toulonnais, arrived in the city on August 15th.
He met his new team-mates the following day, in the morning, before being presented to the media in the afternoon.
“I came to Toulon to win trophies,” he said, amongst other declarations. “I have already won titles and I intend to continue this winning streak in this ambitious club, who already has outstanding players. When I used to play for the Queensland Reds, the team had good results in the first years and I felt the pressure that urged you to keep on winning. I feel the same pressure in Toulon, as well as the importance of the history of the club. But it is a good thing: I like it and I hope I’ll quickly have the opportunity to show the coaches and the supporters that I’m up to scratch.”
When 18, Liam Gill made his debut in the Super Rugby competition with the Queensland Reds. Now 24, he is over 6 feet tall and weighs 220 pounds. He also played for Brisbane City. First playing for the Australian under 20 side, he then made 15 appearances for the Wallabies. Most often, he plays as an openside flanker.