Benjamin Simms

December 28, 2003


About Athlete

I want to go to a university where I can continue my passion for rugby whilst being able to graduate with a degree. I know I have the ability to combine the two.


2014 National prep school champions

2015 National prep school champions

2017 Tonbridge first year went 6-0-4

2018 Kent cup Champions record went 10-0-4

2019 Tonbridge 3rd year went 9-0-2

Additional sporting info

Quotes from previous coaches:
2017: Monster Hits from Ben Simms
2018: Recognized as players forward of the year.
2019: Described as all round physicality and part of “one of the best back rows on the circuit.”

Personal Best

2018 player’s player of the season

What makes you different?

I pride myself on my versatility and my ability to play any position I am needed to by the team. I strive to be proactive; I don’t feel comfortable in a match unless I know the rules inside out. I want to get the upper hand before the teams even walk out.

Why do you want to compete in college?

I have had a passion for rugby since the age of six. I want to compete on a platform that would give me the potential to go professional.

College Goals?

I want to be a part of a culture or team that is bigger than myself. I would like my team to win a national championship. If my rugby career doesn’t go further than college I would like a business degree that puts in a great position for working at top firms.

Anything else we should know?

I enjoy playing the piano.
After a long day, I find that an hour at the golf range is very relaxing.



Tonbridge School

Graduation year: 2022