Wadden, 25, is back for a second campaign with the club after making 14 appearances (eight starts) in his debut season in MLR.
The 6’6”, 245lb lock was a consistent presence in the Arrows lineup throughout 2021, accumulating 225 carry metres on 55 carries, 197 ruck arrivals, 67 tackles (84.8% completion), 29 lineout takes, five tackle breaks, four offloads, two lineout steals, one linebreak and one try.
Wadden has made several international appearances for Canada in recent years, including national development team selections to Canada ‘A’ (2016 and 2017 Americas Pacific Challenge; 2016 UK / Ireland Tour) and the Canada Selects (2018 France Tour). He was also selected to Canada’s under-20 squad in both 2015 (as an under-ager) and 2016.
The rangy forward originally joined the Arrows following the completion of his successful three-year spell at Leeds Beckett University (England), where the Mississauga native was a standout in the BUCS Super Rugby league.
Wadden is a graduate of the Ontario Blues provincial program, and also played two seasons of Ontario University Athletics rugby with the McMaster Marauders (2014, 2015) prior to becoming a nationally-carded athlete.
He played his grassroots rugby with the Oakville Crusaders.
Updated: Jan. 24, 2022
|Grassroots Club||Oakville Crusaders|
|University Club||Leeds Beckett University|