The Toronto Arrows signed Ciaran Breen for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 21-year-old center/fullback (22 in April) is 6’0″ and 200 lbs.
Ciaran is from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and graduated from Shawnigan Lake School, where he was a standout rugby player.
He played for the club rugby with Cowichan Rugby Club and then spent a year with the Biarritz Olympique Academy in 2019. He returned home and played with UBC Thunderbirds in 2020-2021 and with the Canadian Under-20s in 2020.
In 2021 he signed with Carcassonne’s Academy side and also played on their French D2 Pro side.
In 2021 he appeared briefly in the World Rugby Sevens Series, and in 2022 he played with the Canadian Sevens team, making appearances at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England in July 2022, and at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Cape Town, South Africa.
In 2022 he also played with the Pacific Pride, Canada’s development Academy side, in the BC Premier League.
Toronto Arrows Comments
“I’m really excited to join the Arrows and to play professionally in Canada,” said Breen. “From all the guys on the team that I’ve spoken with about signing here and gearing up for 2023, there’s a lot of confidence in the way this team is headed. I can’t wait to see where we can go.”
“There are so many great professionals on the Arrows that have played at the highest levels and possess a wealth of knowledge, and I’m really looking forward to coming in and learning from some of the best. I plan on diving in, being completely hands-on, and giving everything I can to help this team win a championship.”
“Ciaran is a dynamic back that will really give us some pace and options,” said Mark Winokur, Toronto Arrows Chief Operating Officer, and General Manager. “He was very good in France and has been outstanding in BC this fall, and we are excited to add him to our roster.”