The Toronto Arrows re-signed Oliver Nott for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old flanker (27 in May) is 6’2″ and 225 lbs. He signed with the Arrows near the end of the 2021 season when nine Arrows were named to Canada’s roster for the July tour. as well as three Uruguay players that were selected for the National Team squad.
Ollie played 177 minutes in 3 matches, starting twice. He made 23 tackles (88.5% completion), 51 carry meters on 15 carries, had 49 ruck arrivals, four lineout takes, and three tackle-breaks.
He played in the Rugby Rally in October, the first time in 867 days, which the Arrows played at home. He also played in the British Columbia Coastal Cup in Fall 2021 for the Vancouver Island Crimson Tide.
Ollie is from Barton, U.K, and was part of the Leicester Tigers elite player development group before he emigrated to Vancouver, British Columbia with his parents and sister.
Ollie attended Shawnigan High School from 2010-2013, earning his high school diploma, and was the team’s 1st XV rugby captain. He then attended the University of Victoria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education in Secondary Physical Health Education, Social Studies, History, and Law. He was a Bruce Howe Scholarship winner and played on the UVics Varsity rugby team in the BC Premier League. He also was a Canadian University National Bronze Medalist.
Ollie played for the Canada U20s at the World Rugby Trophy competition in Portugal in 2015 against Namibia, Tonga, and Hong Kong. In 2017 he started two matches for the Canadian National Team making his debut against Chile at Langford on February 11, and the following week of the Americas Rugby Championship against the United States at Vancouver on February 18. Ollie has also represented Canada in the Pacific Pride program.
During 2019-2020, Ollie has been a teacher on call for the Greater Victoria School District. He also was a volunteer track and field head coach for Mount Douglas Secondary School.
Since January 2020, he has been a coach at the Rhinos Rugby Academy in San Clemente, California, and played for the team at the World Tens Series in 2020.
Nott is a graduate of the British Columbia Bears senior men’s provincial program and Rugby Canada’s Pacific Pride national development program.