Toronto Arrows Adds Peter Nelson

The Toronto Arrows signed Peter Nelson for the remainder of the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 30-year-old flyhalf/fullback is 6’0″ and 215 lbs.

Peter was supposed to play with the Seattle Seawolves in 2020, however, the pandemic ended the season prior to his visa approval. He then played for US Bressane and from 2021 to 2023 with Stade Aurillacois Cantal in France.

From 2017 through 2020, he was also a rugby coach with Dungannon Rugby Club.

Peter is from Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, and attended the Royal School Dungannon from 2003-2011. He then went to Ulster University School of Sports from 2011-2016, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports and Exercise. He also was a volunteer rugby coach at Royal School Dungannon from 2013-2014.

He played for Ireland’s U18s and U20s, the latter in 2012, and then for Emerging Ireland from 2013-2015. He also played for Ulster Rugby from 2011-2019, making 60 appearances prior to leaving to play for Dungannon in 2019 in the All Ireland Division 2B.

Peter was eligible to play for Canada through his Vancouver-born grandmother and in 2019 played in the Pacific Nations Cup. He made his debut for Canada against the United States on July 27, 2019, and played in all three of Canada’s matches at the Rugby World Cup. He now has 15 test caps for Canada.

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