Eclipsing 50 caps against the Reds in Brisbane during 2012 was a just reward for Kimlin after overcoming a series of character defining injuries earlier in his career. The powerful lock-come-flanker has re-established himself as one of Australia’s premier big forwards, consistently leading the pack over the advantage line thanks to his his trademark line-breaks. At almost two metres tall, Kimlin proves incredibly hard to handle when given space and moves faster over 40m than any other Brumbies forward. A local boy out of the prestigious Canberra Grammar School, Kimlin has been representing the ACT since he was a junior, through the Under 16’s, Schoolboys and into the Brumbies Academy. Now in his sixth year of professional rugby, Kimlin has developed into a leader of the Brumbies, and along with the likes of Christian Lealiifano, Matt Toomua and Ben Alexander is one of the club’s longest serving members. Claiming two caps for the Wallabies in 2009, Kimlin’s international career was cut short after several debilitating injuries. Despite this, Kimlin has remained focussed and should his strong form continue, a Wallabies call-up is not out of the picture in 2013.One of two prominent red-heads working hard in the national capital, Kimlin has set himself apart from PM Julia Gillard with a diverse wardrobe that boasts up to 50 pairs of the latest sneakers and casual loafers.
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