The Toronto Arrows re-signed Lucas Rumball for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old flanker is 6’4″ and weighs 230 lbs.
During the 2020 MLR season, he played in all five games, starting four, and “has made 11 appearances over his two seasons with the club. The powerful loose forward has developed a reputation as one of the top tacklers in North America’s top flight, making 163 tackles with a completion rate of 94.8%. A member of the club’s senior leadership group since joining the league, Rumball has also made 89 carries, run for 359 carry metres, completed nine offloads, and scored two tries over the 2019 and 2020 seasons.”
Lucas is from Scarborough, Ontario. He attended Queens University and was the captain of the Gaels Rugby team. He was selected for the Canada Under-18s and the Under-20s. For the latter, he captained the team in the World Rugby Trophy competition in 2015.
Lucas played club rugby with Balmy Beach RFC until be became part of Canada’s Centralized Player’s Squad. He moved to British Columbia and joined the James Bay Athletic Association.
Lucas has played Provincial rugby for the Ontario Blues and has participated in numerous Canadian Rugby Championships. He played for the Blues against the USA Collegiate All-Americans in 2014 and against the ARP All-Stars in 2015.
Lucas made his debut for Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team in 2016 against Uruguay at Langford on February 6, 2016, at the Americas Rugby Championship. He has made 35 test appearances, starting 32 of them and scoring 4 tries. He played in the 2019 Pacific Nations Cup prior to playing in the 2019 Rugby World Cup. In Japan, he started the three matches played with his final one against South Africa at Kobe on October 8, 2019. The final match against Namibia was canceled because of Typhoon Hagibis.
2018 was a busy year for the national team back row. He played in the Americas Rugby Championship for Canada, for Canada Selects against the Ontario Arrows in May, for Canada in the June tests, for Canada Selects again against Castres and Clermont in August, and for Canada A in the Americas Pacific Challenge. Now he is with the National team again and played for Canada against Oxford University and against Coventry in England prior to leaving for France for World Rugby Repechage matches against Kenya, Germany, and Hong Kong. As the winner of the Repechage, Canada secured the final spot at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Following the November Repechage and tests, he returned to Toronto and played in seven matches for the Toronto Arrows in 2019. He was a key contributor when available and should also be in 2020.