Tonks in 2017
|Birth name||Greig Alexander Tonks|
|Date of birth||20 May 1989|
|Place of birth||Pretoria, South Africa|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (13 st 8 lb)|
|School||Nottingham High School|
|University||University of Leicester|
|Rugby union career|
Born in Pretoria, South Africa, Tonks moved to England aged two. He was educated at Akeley Wood School and Nottingham High School. He played for Newark Rugby club in Nottinghamshire before being signed for Leicester Tigers and has spent long periods on loan at Nottingham Rugby.
In March 2015, Tonks signed a new contract with Edinburgh, which would have seen him remain at BT Murrayfield until 2017. However, on 29 February 2016, it was announce that Tonks would leave Edinburgh and join London Irish with immediate effect.
In April 2017, London Irish were crowned Champions of the RFU Championship, with Tonks playing a large role in their title-winning campaign. Tonks signed a new two-year contract with the Exiles as they won promotion back to the Aviva Premiership.
Tonks is eligible to play for Scotland through his Ayrshire born mother. He made his début for Scotland A in a 13–9 victory against the Saxons on 1 February 2013 in Newcastle. The win was notable for being the A side's first ever recorded victory in England.
He made his full international debut for Scotland against Samoa in 2013, starting in the full-back position. He added to his cap collection with three appearances from the replacements' bench during the 2015 Six Nations Championship.
Tonks represented England at under-16 level and took part in the England under-18's tour of Australia. Tonks was a member of the England under-20 squad for the 2008 Six Nations Championship. Tonks also represented England at the 2009 IRB Junior World Championship.
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