The Toronto Arrows signed Kobe Faust ahead of their relocation to Marietta, Georgia for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 18-year-old Rugby Canada center/fullback (19 in May) is 6’1″ and 205 lbs.
Kobe is from Uxbridge, Ontario. He played rugby for the Oshawa Vikings (ON), the Toronto Elite Reds Academy Rugby 7s team in 2017, and the University of Guelph Gryphons. Kobe also progressed through the Ontario Blues junior men’s provincial program.
Kobe played for the Rugby Canada U18s during their December 2019 – January 2020 tour of California. He impressed coaches in an intrasquad scrimmage while playing for the Arrows Team White.
Kobe was fast-tracked on the Arrows and took the roster spot of Johnny Sheridan, who did not relocate to the United States. That was also true for Rob Brouwer and Jamie Mackenzie, who is out with a foot injury. All could return should the Arrows be able to return to Canada during the MLR season. Steve Ng, will not have that possibility this season, due to concussion concerns.
Following the 2021 MLR season, Kobe is under consideration for the Canada U20s.
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