Toronto Arrows Announce Lineup for New York Clash
For Immediate Release
JERSEY CITY, NJ – Toronto Arrows Director of Rugby Chris Silverthorn has named his starting lineup for tomorrow’s away clash with Rugby United New York.
Fifteen Canadians have been included in Toronto’s 23-man lineup, including an all-Canuck front row with an average age of 22.
Fourteen full internationals have been named to the Arrows’ matchday squad, carrying a combined cap total of 398 matches.
- Adams is ranked 1st in MLR in points scored (48), 7th in kicks (29), 8th in kicking metres (888)
- Diana is ranked 1st in MLR in carries (70), 5th in offloads (7), 6th in running metres (382), 8th in tackle breaks (15)
- LeSage is ranked 1st in MLR in offloads (11), 8th in linebreaks (5)
- Rumball is ranked 1st in MLR in breakdown steals (13), 1st in defensive ruck arrivals (48), 3rd in successful tackles (70), 4th in attacking ruck arrivals (100)
- de le Vega is ranked 2nd in MLR in successful tackles (77), 5th in defensive ruck arrivals (30), 6th in lineout takes (20)
- Tuculet is ranked 5th in MLR in offloads (7)
- Seven squad members are full Canadian internationals: Ciulini (8 caps), Keith (16 caps), LeSage (16 caps), Parfrey (32 caps), Quattrin (5 caps), Rumball (35 caps), Sheppard (11 caps)
- Four squad members are full Argentinian internationals: Cortes (5 caps), de la Vega (12 caps), Montero (27 caps), Tuculet (56 caps)
- Three squad members are full Uruguayan internationals: Diana (27 caps), Leivas (76 caps), Mieres (72 caps)
Tomorrow’s match marks the third league meeting between Toronto and New York; the last fixture between the two 2019 expansions sides was the iconic ‘Drop Goal Game‘ in June 2019, when the Arrows sealed a post-season berth with a last-minute drop goal off the boot of all-time points leader Sam Malcolm.
RUNY (3-1; 15 points) are coming off a 38-34 win over Old Glory DC, while Toronto (2-3; 11 points) is fresh off a 52-7 victory over Seattle.
Sunday’s game will kick off at 2 p.m. ET. The Eastern Conference tilt will air on TSN2 and stream on TSN.ca and the TSN App for Canadian audiences, and will be available on The Rugby Network for American and international audiences. Full broadcast details can be found here.
Toronto Arrows Lineup vs. Rugby United New York
- Cole Keith
- Jack McRogers
- Tyler Rowland
- Mike Sheppard
- Paul Ciulini
- Tomas de la Vega
- Lucas Rumball (C)
- Manuel Diana
- Ross Braude
- Tayler Adams
- Manuel Montero
- Pat Parfrey
- Ben LeSage (C)
- Gaston Mieres
- Joaquin Tuculet
- Andrew Quattrin
- Pat Lynott
- Gaston Cortes
- Mason Flesch
- Marcello Wainwright
- Jason Higgins
- Leandro Leivas
- Spencer Jones
About Toronto Arrows Rugby Football Club:
The Toronto Arrows Rugby Football Club is Canada’s first professional rugby union team.
Competing in Major League Rugby, the team is equipped to compete against top-tier North American professional club teams, providing emerging Canadian talent with enhanced and more frequent opportunities to hone their skills at an elite level.
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