Alex Toolis

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Alex Toolis
Full name Alexander William Toolis
Date of birth (1992-03-31) 31 March 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth Brisbane, Australia
Height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 117 kg (18 st 6 lb)
School Marist College Ashgrove
Notable relative(s) Ben Toolis (twin-brother)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
GPS Old Boys

Queensland 'A"

Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2013 –
London Irish
Glasgow Warriors
correct as of 24 April 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
ARU National Academy
correct as of 9 November 2012.

Alex Toolis (born 31 March 1992) is an Australian-born rugby union player who plays for Edinburgh Rugby in the RaboDirect Pro12. He primarily plays at lock. He is eligible to represent Scotland as his mother, Linda, is from Carluke in Lanarkshire.[1]

Early life[edit]

Alex was born in Brisbane, Australia.[1]

Rugby career[edit]

Toolis arrived in Edinburgh, August 2013 after competing in the Queensland Premier Rugby competition playing for GPS Old Boys, where he helped GPS reach consecutive Premier Grade finals. He was also in the ARU's National Academy where he played in the IRB Pacific Nations Cup with his twin brother, Ben. He was also selected to play for the Queensland 'A' side in the IRB Pacific Nations Cup. Prior to this, he also played volleyball for Queensland.[1]

Toolis has a one-year assignment with Edinburgh Rugby. He is qualified to play for the national team of Scotland. He is scheduled to train as an Elite Development Player and is expected to follow in the footsteps of EDP graduates like Grant Gilchrist, Tom Brown and Matt Scott and represent Scotland.[1] Edinburgh Rugby assistant coach Stevie Scott said about Toolis and his twin brother, "We’re delighted to welcome these two boys to the club, having identified them as hot prospects for the future through their performances in Australia’s top domestic division. They’re both very athletic and mobile, which are important attributes in the modern game."[2][3][4]

In November 2013, both twins were signed by London Irish on a short-term loan from Edinburgh Rugby. Toolis made his debut on 17 November 2013 against the Northampton Saints at Madjeski Stadium in London, where he started in the second row with his brother. This was the first time that London Irish had a pair of twins starting at the lock position.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Alex Toolis". Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Australian twins Alex and Ben Toolis join Edinburgh". Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Black, Gareth. "Edinburgh seeing double with Toolis twins signing". Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Edinburgh sign up twins Alex and Ben Toolis from GPS Old Boys". Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "London Irish sign Alex Toolis on short-term loan from Edinburgh". 

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