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 has 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 goes onto the club’s Elite Development Player programme and will hope to emulate previous EDP graduates Grant Gilchrist, Tom Brown and Matt Scott in representing Scotland. 

Stats

Caps
7
Tries
0
Starts
3
Conversions
0
Replacements
4
Penalty goals
0
Points
0
Drop goals
0
Position: 
lock
D.O.B.: 31/03/92
Place of birth:
Brisbane
Height: 6ft 7in
Weight: 18st 2lb (115kg)