Toby L'Estrange

Last updated
Toby L'Estrange
Date of birth (1988-09-02) September 2, 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth Berkeley, California, U.S.
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight194 lb (88 kg)
  • Rugby player
  • teacher
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half
Amateur team(s)
2012–2013 NYAC RFC ()
Senior career
2014 London Welsh 5 (7)
Correct as of 22 April 2014
National team(s)
2012–2015 United States 13 (5)
Correct as of 25 December 2020

Toby L'Estrange (born September 2, 1988) is an Australian-American former rugby union player who played flyhalf for London Welsh and for the United States Eagles.

L'Estrange was supposed to join the U.S. team for the June 2012 tests, but was unable to join the team at that time due to a broken arm. [1] L'Estrange made his debut for the U.S. on November 9, 2012 against Russia, scoring a try in a 40–26 victory for the U.S. [2] L'Estrange started all three matches for the U.S. at flyhalf during the November 2013 tests.

In February 2014 he signed with RFU Championship side London Welsh. [3] L'Estrange appeared five times for the Welsh but sustained a fractured leg and was subsequently released at the end of the season. [4]

As of 2021, L’estrange currently teaches at Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview, working in boarding and in the science faculty.[ citation needed ]

Related Research Articles

Premiership Rugby is an English professional rugby union competition. The Premiership consists of twelve clubs, and is the top division of the English rugby union system. Premiership clubs qualify for Europe's two main club competitions, the European Rugby Champions Cup and the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The winner of the RFU Championship is promoted to the Premiership.

United States national rugby union team Mens rugby union team

The United States men's national rugby union team, represents United States in men's international rugby union, nicknamed the Eagles it is controlled by USA Rugby. USA Rugby is a member of Rugby Americas North, one of six regional governing bodies under World Rugby. Until rugby returned to Olympic competition, with sevens at the 2016 Rio Games, the United States was the reigning Olympic rugby champion, having defeated the one other competitor in 1920 and the two other competitors at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Carlos Spencer Rugby player

Carlos James Spencer is a former New Zealand rugby union footballer and most recently the head coach of the Eastern Province Kings.

Gavin Henson Wales international rugby union & rugby league footballer

Gavin Lloyd Henson is a Welsh rugby league player and television personality, who plays for West Wales Raiders in League 1. He is better known as a former rugby union player who most recently played for Dragons in the Pro14. He attracted much media attention as part of a Wales national team which achieved Grand Slams in the Six Nations Championship in 2005 and 2008. He has also played for the British & Irish Lions, touring in 2005 to New Zealand but has never appeared at a World Cup.

Piri Weepu Rugby player

Piri Awahou Tihou Weepu is a retired New Zealand rugby union player. Weepu played most recently for Wairarapa Bush in the Heartland Championship. Generally Weepu played as a half-back but also played at first five-eighth on occasion. He has represented the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, between 2004 and 2013. He first won national honours against Wales in 2004. In 2005 was called back into the All Blacks squad for the first Tri Nations test against South Africa, having missed selection for the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour. He represented the Hurricanes and Blues in Super Rugby, and Wellington and Auckland in the Mitre 10 Cup. He also had brief spells with several clubs in Europe. In October 2017, Weepu announced his retirement as a rugby player.

Berrick Barnes Rugby player

Berrick Steven Barnes is an Australian professional rugby union footballer. His usual position is fly-half or inside centre. He is currently signed with Japanese Top League club Panasonic Wild Knights, but previously played in the Super Rugby competition with the NSW Waratahs and Queensland Reds. He also played for the Wallabies in international matches.

Nathan Grey (rugby union) Rugby player

Nathan Patrick Grey is a former Australian rugby union footballer, who played mostly at centre, sometimes flyhalf. He is currently the defence coach for the New South Wales Waratahs and the Australian national team.

Kurtley Beale Rugby player

Kurtley Beale is an Australian professional rugby union representative player who has made over 90 national representative appearances in a ten-year playing career at the world-class level. He is of Aboriginal descent, has had a long Super Rugby career with the New South Wales Waratahs and has played for the Melbourne Rebels and the Wasps club in England. Beale mainly plays at inside centre or fly-half but can play fullback or winger. In 2011 Beale received the John Eales Medal, awarded to Australian rugby's Player of the Year.

Quade Cooper New Zealand-Australian rugby union player

Quade Santini Cooper is a professional rugby union player and occasional boxer. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has represented Australia in rugby at international level. He is a former player for the Queensland Reds and the Melbourne Rebels in the Super Rugby competition in Australia. His preferred position is fly-half.

The Louisiana State University Rugby Football Club, often referred to as LSU Rugby, represents Louisiana State University in college rugby and rugby sevens. The team is part of the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference (SCRC) and they play their home matches at the UREC Field Complex on LSU's campus.

Thretton Palamo American rugby union player

Thretton Palamo is an American rugby union player who plays centre for Old Glory DC of Major League Rugby (MLR).

Nese Malifa Rugby player

Valenese Malifa is a former American rugby union fly-half. He has now turned his career to professional coaching in the US for Major League Rugby. He assisted Atlanta’s team, Rugby ATL, from 2018-2020 and has since moved to Dallas to coach the Dallas Jackals in their inaugural year. As a professional player, he was a member of the United States national rugby union team from 2007 until 2012, and competed in three Rugby World Cups including participating with the squad at the 2007 Rugby World Cup

Taulupe Faletau Rugby player

Tangaki Taulupe "Toby" Faletau is a Tongan-born professional rugby union player who represents Wales internationally. The back row forward played for Cross Keys RFC, Newport RFC and Newport Gwent Dragons before joining Bath.

George Ford (rugby union) Rugby player

George Ford is an English professional rugby union player who plays at fly-half for Leicester Tigers and England.

Nick Phipps (rugby union) Rugby player

Nicholas James Phipps is an Australian rugby union player who plays for the Australia national team, and at club level for London Irish in the English Premiership

Hayden Smith Rugby player

Hayden Smith is an Australian-American former professional rugby union player who played for the United States national rugby union team. Smith also spent two years playing professional American football as a tight end for the New York Jets of the National Football League and spent no years playing for Saracens FC in England.

Mike Harris (rugby union) Rugby player

Michael Harris is a professional rugby union football player for [[Section Paloise|Pau] in the Top 14. He has also been capped ten times for Australia. Harris began his career in 2007 with North Harbour in New Zealand's ITM Cup before moving to Australia in 2011. He played for the Queensland Reds and Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby and then joined French club Lyon for two seasons from late 2016. He moved to Japan for the 2018–19 season.

Oliver Ralph Kebble is a Scotland international rugby union player, currently playing for Glasgow Warriors in the Pro14. He previously played Super Rugby with the Stormers and Currie Cup rugby with Western Province. His regular position is prop.

John Quill is a retired Irish-born American rugby union player who played flanker for Rugby United New York (RUNY) in Major League Rugby (MLR) and the United States men's national team.

Cam Dolan American rugby union player

Cameron Dolan is an American rugby union player who normally plays at the Number 8 position. He currently plays professionally for the NOLA Gold in Major League Rugby (MLR). Dolan is one of few Americans to have played rugby outside the United States, at professional level.


  1. Curtis (June 4, 2012). "The Eagles Flyhalf Problem". This Is American Rugby. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
  2. Tait, Paul (February 21, 2013). "2013 with an eye to 2015 - USA´s Toby L'Estrange". Rugby World Cup - Argentina 2023. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
  3. Curtis (February 6, 2014). "Tuisamoa, L'Estrange Set To Join London Welsh". This Is American Rugby. Archived from the original on August 19, 2017.
  4. "Quill, L'Estrange Released From London Welsh". This Is American Rugby. June 16, 2014. Archived from the original on August 10, 2017.