Having lined up for the NSW Waratahs and Melbourne Rebels, Thomas Kingston switched to the national sevens program in
late 2015. He secured a late call-up to the Australian team when he was called up to the side as an injury replacement after Lewis Holland went down in the
opening match of the Rio 2016 tournament.
The Aussies got off to a slow start in Rio after opening with a 31-14 point loss to France. The side bounced back with a 26-12 victory over Spain before they kept their medal hopes alive with a 12-5 win over South Africa in their final group match. They again faced the South African side in the quarter-finals and it was the BlitzBokke who reversed the result to claim a 22-5 win over the Aussies and move through to the final four. Losses to Argentina and France followed for Australia who finished the tournament in eighth.