The Toronto Arrows added Canada international Patrick Parfrey for the remainder of the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 27-year-old flyhalf/fullback/center is 6’1″ and 205 lbs.
Paddy is from St. John’s Newfoundland and went to Holy Heart of Mary High. He also is a Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Epidemiology at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
He played club rugby with Swilers Rugby Club and representative rugby with the Atlantic Rock. He has represented Canada Selects in the Americas Rugby Championship in 2012 and for most Selects competitions, including in 2018 against Castres.
He played for the Canada Sevens team in 2013 and made his debut for Canada’s Senior 15s against the U.S. at Edmonton on May 25, 2013. The last of his 27 tests was on February 22, 2019, against Chile in the Americas Rugby Championship in Langford. He also was selected for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, but did not play.
Paddy played previously for the Arrows against the Glendale Raptors in 2017 at Infinity Park and in 2018 at York Stadium. He now returns for the 2019 Major League Rugby season.