The Toronto Arrows re-signed Mason Flesch for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 22-year-old flanker/lock (23 in November) is 6’5″ and 235 lbs.
Mason has played in 13 matches, starting 8 since his debut with the Arrows in 2021. He also has 195 carry metres on 27 carries, 79 tackles (83.2% completion), 137 ruck arrivals, two offloads, two tackle breaks, two breakdown steals, and one linebreak over his first two seasons with the club.
During the 2022 season, he only featured in three matches due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament before undergoing season-ending reconstructive surgery. He has recovered and looks forward to contributing to the team in 2023.
Mason is from Cobourg, Ontario, and attended St. Mary’s Secondary School. There, he was an outstanding rugby player.
Mason played rugby for the Cobourg Saxons, age-grade rugby for the Ontario Blues, and played in the British Columbia Premier League with James Bay Athletic Association. In 2019 he played for Rugby Canada’s U20s Junior World Trophy team in three matches, starting once.
From 2019-2021, he was part of Rugby Canada’s residential Men’s Development Academy at the Al Charron National Training Centre and played for the Pacific Pride in the BC Premier League. He also was invited to Rugby Canada’s senior men’s three-week training camp in November. Flesch has earned two caps for Canada since making his international debut against the United States in September 2021.
Mason also was selected for the Vancouver Island Crimson Tide’s January 2020 match against the Seattle Seawolves.