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Edinburgh trio head south

Edinburgh have sent three forwards out on loan to English clubs.

Ben Toolis, a 21-year-old Australian-born lock, has joined Aviva Premiership side London Irish for one month while Alun Walker and Robin Hislop will play in the Greene King IPA Championship.

Walker's deal is an extension of the 23-year-old's existing loan spell with Nottingham and 21-year-old Hislop is going to Rotherham to build up his match fitness after recovering from a broken leg.

Head coach Alan Solomons said: "The loan spells offered by these clubs presents our young players with an opportunity to get more game time in a different environment as part of their rugby education."

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