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Matt & Tom
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Team Profile
Members Matt Nunn
Tom Warriner
Age 26
Hometown Outback, Queensland (Matt)
Outback, Northern Territory (Tom)
Relation Friends
Occupation Farmers

The Amazing Race Australia 1

Legs Competed 11
Legs Won 3
Placement 4th
Average Position 3.28
Roadblock Count Matt: 5
Tom: 6
Countries raced Flag of Australia Flag of Indonesia Flag of Vietnam Flag of Hong Kong Flag of Macau
Flag of South Africa.svg Flag of the Netherlands Flag of the Czech Republic Flag of Poland Flag of Israel
Flag of Sri Lanka
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Matt Nunn and Tom Warriner are a team of Farmers on the 1st season of The Amazing Race Australia.

Profile

Farmers Matt and Tom are used to the serenity of the outback. So how will they fare in the hustle and bustle of the race?

Mates Tom and Matt know they'll have the upper hand when it comes to physical challenges, but they might struggle when it comes to geography.

Matt has never left Australia, rarely ventures away from his outback property and only visited Sydney and Melbourne for the first time in the lead up to the race.

"There's a lot of buildings isn't there? It makes it hard getting around. I actually thought Melbourne was more where Canberra is," he admits.

But Tom is quick to point out they're handy with directions.

"Give us a map and we're fine. We're pretty good at getting from A to B," he says.

Both 26, they met seven years ago while shearing at the Muttaburra Sheep Show, in central western Queensland.

Tom grew up on the historic Newcastle Waters Station in the Northern Territory and currently works on a cattle station on the WA/NT border. Matt lives and works on a sheep and cattle station outside Birdsville in outback Queensland. The nearest supermarket is 600 kilometres away.

Despite the distance, these mates catch up whenever they can at country races and rodeos.

"I know all about covering big distances. The property I live on is twice the size of Holland," says Matt.

As for the race, Matt says, "I'm keen to see a bit of the world and have a laugh."

Tom on the other hand is the competitive half of the partnership. "I think people will see us as country bumpkins. But I'm planning to be there at the end. And I think we've got the right combination of strength and smarts to win."

Living away from city life has saved them both a lot of stress and they see that as an advantage on the race.

Matt says, "I don't usually get stressed really. If you throw stuff at me, I'll just get on with it."

Both farmers agree though that this race is going to be a big test.

"I just hope we don't get Delhi belly on the first day and can't find a dunny," says Tom.

And as for Matt's biggest fear on the race?

"He's paranoid that people will think we're the Brokeback couple," laughs Tom.

The Amazing Race Australia 1

Race History

Matt & Tom's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 Australia → Indonesia Cash / Carry Matt 5 of 11
2 2 Indonesia → Vietnam Carry Fowl / Carabao Tom 2 of 11
3 3 Vietnam → Hong Kong → Macau Lion Dance / Kung Fu Stance Tom 5 of 10
4 4 Macau → South Africa Smash / Bash Tom 1 of 9
5 5 South Africa Guns / Rosé Matt 2 of 8
6 6 South Africa → The Netherlands → Czech Republic Chivalry / Delivery Matt 4 of 7
7 7 Czech Republic Stack Up / Stack In Tom 6 of 6 [1]
8 8 Czech Republic → Poland Herd / Hoe Down Matt 5 of 6
9 9 Poland → Israel Find Unseen / Make 13 Tom 1 of 5
10 10 Israel Pilgrim's Trail / Holy Grail Tom 1 of 5
11 11 Israel → Sri Lanka Count / Carry Matt 4 of 4
Average 3.26
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

Notes:


1: Leg 7 had no mandatory rest period between legs, and all teams were ordered to continue racing. Matt & Tom was not Marked for Elimination during Leg 8, despite coming in last during Leg 7.

Trivia

External links

Interviews

  • Geoff Shearer at The Courier-Mail (07/11/2011): "Amazing effect of race on family ties"
  • Perth Now (07/25/2011): "Amazing strike rate for bushie Matt Nunn"

Social Meida Profiles


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