GOLLINGS Ben < Back  
Sport Rugby Sevens, Rugby Union
CGA England   
Gender Male
Born 13 May 1980
Height1.75 m
Weight 80 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Two sons, Woody and Rocco.
Residence Australia
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? At the age of 12 at his school in Dorset.
Why this sport? At age 16 he decided that his love for the sport was so strong that he decided to pursue a career playing it.
Club / Team Gold Coast Breakers: Gold Coast, QLD, AUS
Name of coach Ben Ryan
Coach from which country? England
Coach from what year? 2006
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Flyhalf
International Debut
Year 2000
General Interest
Hobbies Playing football with friends and golf. (irb.com, 21 May 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the Hong Kong Sevens in 2006. (irb.com, 21 May 2010)

Breaking the world record in 2005 for the most points scored by an individual in Rugby Sevens. (digdeep.com, 21 May 2010)
Most influential person in career Samoan dual-international John Schuster. (irb.com, 21 May 2010)
Hero / Idol Tennis great Roger Federer. (irb.com, 21 May 2010)
Awards and honours As of 21 May, 2010, he is the all time leading points scorer in rugby sevens. He was also the top scorer in the 2009-10 World Series. (irb.com, 21 May 2010)
Ambitions To compete for England in Rugby Sevens when it is contested at the 2016 Olympic Games. (dailymail.co.uk, 22 May 2010)
He emigrated for family reasons to Australia's Gold Coast in 2004 where he played for Sunnybank, before moving to New Zealand in 2006 to play for Tasman. He spent a year with Toyota Shokki in Japan in 2007, before moving back to Australia. In 2010 he was playing for Gold Coast Breakers, but in May he played in a sevens tournament in England where he professed a desire to return to his home country. "I want to play in either the Premiership or in France," he said. (dailymail.co.uk, 22 May 2010; rfu.com, 21 Jun 2010)

When asked what he likes to eat before a match he said "Pancakes, if there are any going. Maybe a bit of porridge and some eggs." (irb.com, 21 May 2010)