The Toronto Arrows re-signed Pat Lynott (Arrow 31) for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old loosehead prop is 5’10” and 240 lbs.
In 2020, Pat played in four matches, carrying twice for 5 meters and made 12 tackles. During 2019, he played 182 minutes in 10 matches, starting once, made 26 tackles, and carried 15 times for 75 meters.
Pat is from Chelsea, Quebec, which is north of Ottawa. He played rugby at Philemon Wright High School. Following his graduation, he pursued several avenues before attending Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He played there for the past four years, serving as a captain the past two, and will be graduating with a degree in Global Development and Wealth Studies in April. The team was OUA Men’s Rugby Champions in 2017.
Pat plays club rugby with the Bytown Blues Rugby Club. He has played representative rugby with Eastern Ontario in 2016 and for the Ontario Blues.
Pat is not a stranger to the Arrows organization, as he has played with the team in exhibition matches since its inception in 2017. With the Arrows having multiple players on international duty with Canada and Uruguay, the team needed some cover at prop and called on Pat to join the Arrows again prior to the MLR match with Austin Elite Rugby.
Toronto Arrows Comments
“Pat is quickly coming into his own as an MLR player and will be a big part of our tight-five this year,” said Arrows Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Mark Winokur. “He is a strong athlete and has ramped up quickly in the past couple of years. We are excited to see what he can bring in 2021.”