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.
The towering 6ft 5in lock signed a one-year deal in the capital, and is eligible to represent Scotland as his mother, Linda, is from Carluke in Lanarkshire.
In 2013 he joined Pro 12 side Edinburgh and the 25-year-old second-row, made his Scotland debut against Italy in February 2015
After a chain of pleasing performances, Ben became one of five locks named by Vern Cotter in his squad ahead of the 2017 Six Nations.
In May 2017, the one time capped second-row was included in Gregor Townsend's squad for the upcoming summer tour.
In November 2017, Toolis signed a two year contract extension with Edinburgh. Since signing for Edinburgh in 2013 Toolis has made 76 appearances for the club.
The Scotland international lock earned his sixth international cap against New Zealand at BT Murrayfield.
As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Toolis has had 20 European Cups appearances scoring 2 tries and 10 points.
Ahead of the 2019 Six Nations, Toolis has 14 test caps.
No 4 Lock
|2013 - present|
No 4 Lock
|2015 - present|
|Marist College Ashgrove
No 5 Lock