Ben Toolis

Australian-born lock Ben Toolis arrived at Edinburgh Rugby in the summer of 2013 from Queensland Premier Grade side GPS Old Boys.

The 21-year old represented Australia Youth (U18) and Junior (U20) at volleyball prior to his arrival in the Scottish capital, and also has an impressive rugby pedigree.

Born in Brisbane, Ben represented the Australian National Academy in the 2013 IRB Pacific Nations Cup, and reached consecutive Premier Grade semi-finals in 2012 and 2013, an honour he shared with his brother.

Scottish roots

The towering 6ft 7in lock signed a one-year deal in the capital, and is eligible to represent Scotland as his mother, Linda, is from Carluke in Lanarkshire.

Alongside his twin brother, he went into the club’s Elite Development Player programme and was rewarded with a full pro contract in 2014. In January 2015, after solid performances starting for the club during the autumn, he earned an extension to his contract which sees him stay at Edinburgh until May 2016 and was also named in the Scotland squad for the RBS 6 Nations.

He made his international debut off the bench against Italy at BT Murrayfield in February 2015.

Stats

Caps
20
Tries
0
Starts
16
Conversions
0
Replacements
4
Penalty goals
0
Points
0
Drop goals
0

Appearances

2014/15: Lyo(r), Lei, Car, Zeb, LonW, LonW, Tre, Gla, Gla, Con, Lyo, Bor-Beg, Uls, Tre, Sca
Position: 
Lock
D.O.B.: 31/03/92
Place of birth:
Brisbane
Height: 6ft 7in
Weight: 18st 2lb (115kg)