The Toronto Arrows signed Tom Dolezel for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. Tom is from London, Ontario and is a Canadian international at prop. He is 34-years-old, 6’4″, and 275 pounds.
Tom attended Western University from 2003-2007, graduating with a BMOS in Business Administration and Management. He played football and rugby with the Mustangs, was a two-time OUA All-Star, and a Purple Blanket Award recipient. Tom plays for London St. George’s and is the team’s player representative. He played professionally with Otago in New Zealand on their second XV in 2009 and has represented the Ontario Blues from 2009 to the present. Tom has also played with the Arrows since 2017 and will be a force in the front row in 2019.
Tom Dolezel & International Rugby
Tom has 16 caps for Canada. He started 4 times and scored one try. His debut for the Senior National team was on November 29, 2009 against Russia in Vancouver. He last played against Italy in Toronto on June 26, 2016.
Tom was on the extended training squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, but an injury precluded his participation.
Tom played professional football for the Calgary Stampede in 2008. His professional football career was a brief one and he returned to concentrate on rugby.
Tom is an educator and has been involved with the Oxford Learning Centre since 2011. He has applied his educational skills and his rugby knowledge to coaching at Western University.
Tom was an Assistant Rugby Coach with the Mustangs in 2015, became Head Coach in 2016 and has continued with the team since then.