The Toronto Arrows Avery Oitomen played in the opening match of the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 19-year-old is 6’1″ and 190 lbs.
Avery is from Mississauga, Ontario and attended Lorne Park High School. He played rugby with the team beginning at age 13 and also played football.
Avery progressed through Ontario age-grade playing on the Under-16s in 2014 and the Under-19s in 2016. He also played age-grade rugby for Canada, attending U17s in 2016, the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2017 and the Under-19s in 2018.
In 2016 he played in the NAI7s with the Oakville Crusaders Upright Rugby Roques. During the 2018-19 season, he played for Cardiff Metropolitan University and with the Maple Leafs 7s at the South America 7s tour.
Avery is a developing talent and will see MLR playing time, especially with several Canada Senior Men’s players involved with Americas Rugby Championship play.