The Toronto Arrows signed Marc-Antoine Ouellet for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old prop (26 in April) is 6’4″ and 270 lbs.
Marc is from Québec City, Québec, Canada. He attended Petit Séminaire de Québec (high school) and enjoyed playing youth basketball and baseball. He attended Cégep Garneau, playing football in 2012, 2013, and 2014. He then went to Laval University, where he majored in Mechanical Engineering. He continued playing football as a defensive lineman at Laval in 2015 and 2016 and helped the team win the Vanier Cup in 2016.
In 2018 Marc began playing rugby with CRQ (club-de-rugby-de-Québec). He quickly adapted to the sport and in 2019-2020 played with the Pacific Pride, Rugby Canada’s National Development Team. Last month, he was one of 36 players invited to attend Rugby Canada’s Senior National Team Training Camp.
Marc looks forward to beginning his professional rugby career with the Toronto Arrows in 2021.
Toronto Arrows Comments
Ouellet joins the club following an impressive debut season with the Rugby Canada National Development Academy in 2019, where he played alongside fellow Pacific Pride grads Guiseppe du Toit, Will Kelly, Mitch Richardson, and Tyler Rowland in the BC Rugby Men’s Premier League.
“We’re very happy to have Marc-Antoine sign his first professional contract with us. He had a tremendous football career, but we are glad he has made the swap and we look forward to him anchoring our scrum moving forward. We are also delighted to add another province to the list of those providing Canada’s only MLR team with talent.”
Ouellet, 25, becomes the first Quebecois to sign for the Arrows.