Deans watches on as Toomua impresses against the Force

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IF IT was an audition for a Wallaby jersey against the British and Irish Lions, the ACT Brumbies talented flyhalf Matt Toomua would have passed with flying colours at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night.

With Wallabies coach Robbie Deans a spectator in the crowd, Toomua starred as the Super Rugby competition leader crushed the Western Force 41-7.

The 23-year-old, who missed most of last season after a knee reconstruction, was named man of the match in what was the Brumbies seventh win with Toomua at the helm.

So well is Toomua playing that his impressive partnership with Christian Lealiifano means Wallabies centre Pat McCabe has to be content with warming the bench.

Brumbies coach Jake White said he believed Toomua was good enough to wear green and gold, but knows he has no say when that might happen.

But while the former Springbok World Cup-winning coach said Toomua was destined for national duty, the No.10 was not about to get ahead of himself.

"I just want to string some games together for the Brumbies and work on areas of my game," he said.

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