New England Free Jacks Signs Andrew Quattrin

The New England Free Jacks signed Andrew Quattrin through the 2024 Major League Rugby season after a trade with the Utah Warriors, who briefly held his signing rights after a trade with the Toronto Arrows. The 26-year-old hooker is 6’0″and 253 lbs.

Andrew played 903 minutes in 16 matches, starting 13, and scored 3 tries for the Toronto Arrows in 2022.

Andrew received the 2022 Major League Rugby S. Marcus Calloway Community Impact Award for his recognition as a leader, his commitment to the community, and his impact on inspiring others. Quattrin dedicated more than 100 hours to community initiatives across Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area throughout 2022, and inspired teammates to invest several hundred more. The Toronto Arrow’s designated Community Leader ensured all Arrows-supported community events were well organized and well attended by the players while balancing a rigorous training and travel schedule.

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.

Andrew, 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, and 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 the Fall of 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, and played two matches at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. He has 16 caps for Canada.

Beyond rugby, Quattrin has a love of cycling and bike fixing as well as classic rock, house, and country music.

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