Occasions like a trip to the Stade Felix Mayol in Toulon “are why you play the game” for Ben Toolis but Edinburgh won’t be standing around admiring the scenery and the atmosphere on Saturday.
Edinburgh aren’t surprised they have defied the odds of 14-1 to win their Pool in the Heineken Champions’ Cup and emerged as the dominant force with one foot in the quarter-finals, says lock Ben Toolis.
DTH van der Merwe remembers when 5000 fans at an 1872 Cup game made it “the biggest day of the season” but the Canadian’s 100th game for the Glasgow Warriors shows just how far they’ve come.
Ben Toolis admitted it felt “a little strange” to be playing against Australia, but not as good as it felt to beat them.
Ben Toolis may still have to wait for his chance to make up for his nightmare first cap but the big second row will be ready when the call does come.