- Position: Utility back
- Age: 23
- Height: 1.86m
- Weight: 94kg
Bedford Blues moved quickly in the Summer of 2018 to sign utility back Ed Coulson from fellow Championship side Hartpury College who he had joined at the start of this campaign.
Primarily a fullback, Coulson can also play on the wing, in the centre or at fly half and offers plenty of options to the Blues back line.
Having been part of the London Irish set-up as a youngster, Coulson joined the Bath Academy when he attended Sherborne School in Dorset, and played in the A League and Premiership Sevens as well as spending time in South Africa with Western Province. With some star names ahead of him at Bath, a move to Newcastle followed but Coulson suffered a series of hamstring injuries which never allowed him to establish himself with the Falcons.
Coulson undertook a lengthy rehabilitation process which included a spell in Australia with Manly Marlins before returning to the UK last summer with Hartpury where he enjoyed a fine campaign.