The Toronto Arrows signed Ross Braude for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 21-year-old scrumhalf is 5’6″ and 182 lbs.
Ross is from Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa, and is Canadian eligible through his father Gary, who was born in Montreal. He attended Laerskool Rynfield, before attending Grey College where he played for the 1st XV, as well as being the team’s captain prior to graduation.
In 2016 he played for the Free State U16s in Grant Khomo Week. In 2017 and 2018 he played for Free State U18s during Craven Week, as well as for the South Africa U17 School Sevens, and in 2017 was the only U17 nominated as the backline player of the year for the Ruggas Awards.
He then joined the Bulls, helping lead the Pretorian club’s age-grade sides to the under-19 and under-21 championships in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
Ross also represented the South African under-18 sevens team prior to joining Canada’s national program in November at the 36-player national team camp in Langford, B.C., where he and 12 other Arrows players assembled at the Al Charron National Training Centre for three weeks of high-performance training.
Toronto Arrows Comments
“Ross is a dynamic young player who qualifies for Canada through his Montreal-born father. He was outstanding at the national camp in November and has a big future ahead of him. Despite being such a young player, he brings a high level of professionalism and possesses the x-factor of someone well beyond his years.”
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