The Toronto Arrows re-signed Andrew Quattrin for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 25-years-old hooker is 6’0″and 250 lbs.
Andrew returns to the Arrows for a fourth season having featured in 32 matches (28 starts) for the club since 2019, marking the second-highest appearance total in club history.
The durable forward has made 271 tackles (89.7% completion), 13 dominant tackles, six tackle breaks, four breakdown steals, three linebreaks, and one try throughout his three seasons with the team. His 801 carry metres on 182 carries is the team-high tally among front-row players.
in 2021 he played 577 minutes in 12 matches, starting 9. During the truncated 2020 season, he played 291 minutes in 5 matches, starting 4. In 2019 he played 953 minutes in 15 starts and scored one try.
Quattrin, who is from Holland Landing, Ontario, played rugby at Wilfrid Laurier University and was the captain of the team. He played for the team from 2014-2018 and was a four-time OUA Men’s Rugby All-Star and the first rugby player ever to be named OUA MVP. During the 2018 season, he led the team to its first OUA medal, a bronze, scoring two tries for the team in their 17-6 win over the Waterloo Warriors.
He also won other awards at the University. This included being named Team Rookie of the Year for the 2014-15 season, Team MVP for 2016-17, and 2017-18. For the latter season, he also received the Fred Nichols Community Service Leadership Award. He also was named Athlete of the week on three occasions.
Students attend universities to prepare for careers. While at Wilfrid Laurier, he majored in geography and environmental studies and graduated in April 2019.
Andrew progressed through Canada’s age-grade rugby and played for the Canada Under-20s. He played for the Aurora Barbarians, the Ontario Blues, and the Arrows during their 2018 exhibition season. That continued in Fall 2018 and his front-row scrummaging skills and his loose play were an asset.
His performance during the 2019 MLR season earned him a contract for 2020 and a spot on the Senior Men’s National Team for Canada for the Pacific Nations Cup. He made his test debut against the United States at Glendale on July 27, 2019, played two matches at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and the last of his 12 tests, including 6 starts, was against Portugal at Lisbon, November 6, 2021.
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