STARTING XV: Ontario Arrows Name Lineup for Season Opener Against Houston SaberCats

3 March 2018


Ontario Arrows head coach Chris Silverthorn has named his starting lineup for Saturday’s away clash against Major League Rugby’s Houston SaberCats at Constellation Park in Sugar Land, TX.

The upcoming road fixture marks the season-opening match for Canada’s first privately-funded high-performance rugby team, the first of six matches in the club’s spring calendar.

Squad Notes:

– Six members of Ontario’s starting lineup will make their Arrows debut: Dolezel, Francis, Gliksten, Leveridge, McLelland, Windsor
– Five additional players are in contention to make their Arrows debut off the substitute’s bench: Coats, Kelly, McRogers, Smith, Van Horne
– Four Arrows will make their first start for the club, having featured as substitutes in Ontario’s first-ever match last fall (Sept. 9, 2017 vs. Glendale Merlins): Ciulini, Quattrin, Richardson, Wainwright
– Four squad members are full Canadian internationals: Brouwer (9 caps), Ciulini (6 caps), Dolezel (16 caps), Wilson (1 cap)

Saturday’s match will kick off at 7 p.m. local time (CST).


Ontario Arrows Lineup vs. Houston SaberCats

1. Rob Brouwer
2. Andrew Quattrin
3. Tom Dolezel
4. Mike Sheppard (C)
5. Paul Ciulini
6. Peter Milazzo
7. Marcello Wainwright
8. Kolby Francis
9. Alex Gliksten
10. Shawn Windsor
11. Jon West
12. Jamie Leveridge
13. Mitch Richardson
14. John Sheridan
15. Aaron McLelland

16. Jack McRogers
17. Pat Lynott
18. Mike Smith
19. Josh Van Horne
20. Andrew Wilson
21. Mario Van Der Westhuizen
22. Cooper Coats
23. Will Kelly

Head Coach: Chris Silverthorn
Assistant Coaches: David Butcher, Aaron Carpenter, Cory Hector
General Manager: Mark Winokur
Performance Analyst: Rodin Lozada
Athletic Therapist: Chris Kelly
Team Doctor: Dr. John Gillis

About Ontario Arrows Rugby Club:

The Ontario Arrows Rugby Club is Canada’s first privately-funded high-performance rugby team.

The team is equipped to compete against top-tier North American club teams, providing emerging Canadian talent with enhanced and more frequent opportunities to hone their skills at an elite level.

Ontario Arrows Spring 2018 Schedule



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