Young forwards head south on loan

A trio of young Edinburgh Rugby forwards have agreed to loan deals with three English clubs.

Hooker Alun Walker (23) and prop Robin Hislop (21) will ply their trade for Nottingham and Rotherham Titans in the RFU Championship until the end of the season, while lock Ben Toolis has joined Premiership side London Irish for one month.

Walker’s agreement is an extension of a previous month-long loan deal, while Hislop’s move provides the opportunity for regular game time, having recently recovered from the broken leg he sustained in August.

Edinburgh Rugby head coach Alan Solomons, said:

“The loan spells offered by these clubs presents our young players with an opportunity to get more game time in a different environment as part of their rugby education."