The Toronto Arrows signed Fabian Goodall for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 27-year-old center/wing (28 in December) is 6’2″ and 255 lbs.
Fabian is from Seven Hills, Australia, and attended the Hills Sports High School. He played rugby league with the Wentworthville Magpies, Manly – Warringah Sea Eagles, the Parramatta Eels along with training with the Junior Kiwis before switching to rugby union in 2016. He was also capped by Fiji, the country of his father’s birth, and represented the Bati twice.
He switched to rugby union in 2016 with the Western Sydney Rams in the National Rugby Championship and also played in the NRC with Melbourne Rising in 2018.
Since 2017 he has played with Eastwood in the Shute Shield, where he has featured in 68 matches and scored 32 tries.
Toronto Arrows Comments
“I’m very excited to start with the Arrows,” said Goodall. “This type of opportunity has been one of the biggest dreams of my career, and my family and I can’t wait to call Toronto home next year. This will be the first time my wife and I have traveled to North America, and with two fairly young kids, to show them a different side of the world will be very exciting.”
“From everything I’ve heard about the Arrows and my discussions with Pete and the staff, this is a first-rate organization with a firm desire to win and play attractive footy. This is an ambitious side, and I’m looking forward to playing and training in this professional environment.”
“Fabian is a big, athletic back that really makes things happen with his imposing style of play, and will bring a new dimension to our backline this year,” said Mark Winokur, Toronto Arrows Chief Operating Officer, and General Manager. “We think he will thrive in our environment and are delighted to have him on board.”