Sheppard, 33, returns to the Arrows for a fourth season after featuring in 32 matches (25 starts) for the club since 2019.
The 6’3”, 240lb lock leads the franchise in several statistical categories, including tackles (326), dominant tackles (22), and carries (258). Sheppard has accumulated 1,109 carry metres, 14 lineout takes, nine tackle breaks, seven offloads, five linebreaks, and one lineout steal over his three years with the team. His eight tries are the most amongst forwards in club history.
The bearded Canadian’s impressive performances throughout the club’s inaugural season landed him a spot on the All-MLR 1st XV in 2019.
Sheppard has earned 11 caps for Canada since making his international debut against Kenya in November 2018, starting five matches and scoring one try. He represented Canada at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
The forward is a graduate of the Ontario Blues senior men’s provincial program and the McMaster Marauders post-secondary program, and played his grassroots rugby with the Brampton Beavers and Stoney Creek Camels.
Updated: Jan. 24, 2022
|Grassroots Club||Brampton Beavers, Stoney Creek Camels|
|University Club||McMaster Marauders|