The Toronto Arrows added former Canadian international Doug Wooldridge for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 33-year-old prop is 6’0″ and 276 lbs.
Doug is from Lindsay, Ontario and attended Lindsey Collegiate Vocational Institute from 1999-2003. He then added a Certificate in Business Administration in 2011 from the University of Victoria. He completed his education at the University of Ottawa (2003-2007), earning a Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences with a focus on Business, Economics, and Sociology.
Doug played for Lindsay Rugby Football Club and for the Ontario Blues. He made his rugby debut for Canada against Ireland on May 23, 2009, and has earned 23 caps (Canada #375). His last international was against Romania on October 6, 2015, at the Rugby World Cup.
Doug played in the Churchill Cup in 2009 for Canada and then professionally briefly for the Welsh Club RGC 1404 in 2010. In 2015-2016 he also played for ASM Clermont Auvergne as a medical joker, replacing the injured Davit Zirakashvili on the team.
Doug is an experienced prop, who can play either loosehead of tighthead. That makes him a valuable addition where experienced front row players are essential.