Nelson, 30, arrives at the club following a two-year stint with French side Aurillac, where the left-footed marksman has featured for the past two Pro D2 campaigns.
The six-foot, 195-pound back began his professional career with Ulster, spending eight seasons and making more than 60 PRO12 / PRO14 appearances with the Belfast-based club between 2011 and 2019.
He departed his home province for France in 2020, first signing as a medical joker with Nationale club US Bressane before joining the Pro D2 ranks with Aurillac the following year.
Nelson has earned 15 caps for Canada since making his international debut against the United States in July 2019, booting 69 points and adding a try for his adopted nation. He was a member of Canada’s 2019 Rugby World Cup squad.
Born in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, Nelson previously represented Ireland at both under-18 and under-20 level, and made three appearances for Emerging Ireland between 2013 and 2015. He is eligible for Canada through his Vancouver-born grandmother.
Updated: April 6, 2023
|Position||Fly-half / Fullback|
|Hometown||Dungannon, Northern Ireland|
|Grassroots Club||Dungannon RFC|