Toronto Arrows Confirm Transfer of Asiata to Queensland Reds
For Immediate Release
TORONTO, ON – The Toronto Arrows Rugby Football Club announced today that it has reached an agreement with Super Rugby side Queensland Reds for the transfer of Richie Asiata.
The 24-year-old prop returns to Queensland in exchange for undisclosed financial considerations, becoming the first external transfer in Major League Rugby’s young history.
“We are very sorry to lose Richie, but delighted to see him land a spot in Super Rugby,” said Arrows Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Mark Winokur. “We wish Richie and the Reds the best of luck for their 2021 season.”
Asiata joined the Arrows ahead of the club’s 2020 season, starting all five matches in the pandemic-shortened campaign. The Australian finished his debut season ranked second on the team in tackle breaks (3), third in carries (40), fifth in offloads (3), and sixth in carry metres (198).
The club wishes Richie all the best for the future.
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.
For more information, visit https://torontoarrows.com/
About Major League Rugby:
Major League Rugby is a professional sports league entering its fourth season on March 20, 2021 and represents the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The League evolved from seven teams in 2018, to 12 teams in 2021, featuring 11 from the United States and one from Canada. Matches are televised on CBS Sports Network, FS1 and FS2, among other national and local market platforms. All matches are available on Facebook Live for international fans. MLR prides itself in fostering intense and high-stakes competition, while bringing together a passionate community built on the values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition.
For more information about MLR, visit www.MajorLeague.Rugby.
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