Rumball, 27, is returning to the Arrows for a fifth campaign after featuring in 39 matches (37 starts) for the club since its inaugural season in 2019.
The 2022 club vice captain notably leads the franchise in tackles (520; 93.7% completion) and breakdown steals (44); Rumball is the only Arrows player to have hit the 500-tackle milestone, and his work at the breakdown is in a class of its own, with only one other player in team history cracking double-digits for poaches (Tomas de la Vega; 15).
The Scarborough, Ont. native has also accumulated 1,527 carry metres on 327 carries, 34 tackle breaks, 19 offloads, and three tries over his four years with the team. Tenacious at the ruck, no player across the league posted more defending breakdown arrivals than Rumball (134) throughout the 2022 MLR season; the six-foot-two, 230-pound forward also led MLR in this category in 2021 (124 arrivals), the same year he earned All-MLR 1st XV honours.
Rumball has amassed 47 caps (44 starts) for Canada since making his international debut against Uruguay in February 2016, including featuring at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The flanker also represented Canada at two World Rugby Under-20 Trophy tournaments, first as an under-ager in 2014, and again in 2015 with the captaincy role. He was named Rugby Canada’s Young Player of the Year, Male in 2014.
Arrow #1 is a graduate of the Ontario Blues senior men’s provincial program and the Queen’s Gaels post-secondary program, and played his grassroots rugby with Balmy Beach.
While representing the Gaels, Rumball was named Ontario University Athletics’ Most Valuable Player (2015) and Rookie of the Year (2013).
Updated: Dec. 1, 2022
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