The Toronto Arrows re-signed Marcello Wainwright (Arrow 21) for the 2022 Major League Rugby season, his fourth with the team. The 25-year-old flanker is 5’11”, and 220 lbs.
Marcelo’s career totals with the team include making 18 appearances (10 starts) since the club’s first season in MLR. He has 448 carry meters on 84 carries, 165 tackles (91.2% completion), six offloads, two tries, one tackle break, and one breakdown steal throughout his MLR career.
Marcelo played 56 minutes in 4 matches in 2021 and was on the roster for a 5th match, but did not enter. Injuries have been a factor impacting playing time for the last two years. During the 2020 season, he was injured and didn’t recover in time to play in the team’s 5 matches. In 2019 he played in 14 of the team’s matches, carrying 81 times for 427 meters. He also made 158 tackles and scored 2 tries.
Marcelo is also the player ambassador for the club’s partner organization, the Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation as a Community Rugby Program Supervisor.
Marcello is from Toronto and attended Brebeuf College School. He then went to the University of Guelph in 2015 pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Kinesiology, Fitness, and Health.
He played rugby for the Guelph Gryphons helping them win the 2016 OUA Men’s Championship. He was selected to the 2017 and 2018 OUA Men’s All-Stars at the back row.
Marcello plays club rugby for the Toronto Scottish, as well as the Toronto Saracens, and representative rugby for the Ontario Blues since 2016. Marcello has also represented Canada on the Maple Leafs Sevens.
Marcello played with the Arrows during the 2018 exhibition season and has been a member of the team since then.
Being a rugby volunteer is a way of helping to grow the sport. Marcello has contributed to this by coaching Brebeuf College School since 2016.