Australian Super Rugby Rookie of the Year, joint-winner of the Shawn Mackay Most Outstanding Young Talent Award and a call-up to the Wallabies training squad. As far as debut Super Rugby seasons go, 2015 didn’t pan out too badly for Rory Arnold. Arnold didn’t start playing rugby until his late teens where he linked up with the aptly named Gentlemen of Murwillumbah club and at 208cm, he arrived at the Brumbies as the tallest player in Super Rugby history (tied with South African and former Stormers star, Andries Bekker). After being immediately noticed by talent scouts, Arnold moved to Queensland looking for rugby opportunity in 2013. He made great strides with the Gold Coast Breakers before being selected in the Combined NSW/QLD Country side which took on the British and Irish Lions. It was here where Arnold first played with his Brumbies teammate, Josh Mann-Rea. Arnold is one of three Brumbies to top the 200cm mark alongside fellow locking partners, Sam Carter and Blake Enever.