Ben Toolis (born 31 March 1992) is an Australian-born rugby player who plays for Edinburgh Rugby in the Pro14. He plays primarily at Lock. He has made 19 international appearances for the Scotland national team.
Toolis in 2017
|Birth name||Ben Toolis|
|Date of birth||31 March 1992|
|Place of birth||Brisbane, Australia|
|Height||2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||118 kg (18 st 8 lb)|
|School||Marist College Ashgrove|
|Notable relative(s)||Alex Toolis (twin-brother)|
|Rugby union career|
In his early days he played for Australia Youth (U18) and Junior (U20)in volleyball games and had a background of rugby. The Brisbane born, Ben was in the Australian National Rugby Academy squad and played in the IRB Pacific Nations Cup. Subsequently, he was able to make it to the Premier Grade semi-finals in 2012 and 2013, a privilege he shared with his twin brother Alex.
In 2013 the 6 ft 7in twins signed for Edinburgh Rugby, joining the club's Elite Development Player Programme. Coach Stevie Scott stated: "They're both very athletic and mobile, which are important attributes in the modern game."
Toolis is eligible to represent Scotland as his mother, Linda, is from Carluke in Lanarkshire. After a good run of form for his club Toolis was called up to the Scotland squad for the 2015 Six Nations Championship, going on to make his international debut against Italy. He has subsequently played in two victories for Scotland over the country of his birth.
- "Ben Toolis". www.edinburghrugby.org. edinburghrugby.org. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
- "Australian twins Alex and Ben Toolis join Edinburgh". BBC Sport. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
- Black, Gareth (13 August 2013). "Edinburgh seeing double with Toolis twins signing". The Scotsman. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
- "Edinburgh sign up twins Alex and Ben Toolis from GPS Old Boys". skysports.com. Retrieved 3 March 2014.