The Toronto Arrows re-signed Ciaran Breen for the 2024 Major League Rugby season. The 22-year-old fullback (23 in April) is 6’0″ and 200 lbs.
Ciaran played in 7 matches, 6 starts, and averaged 80+ carry meters per match throughout 2023, racking up 576 carry meters on 51 carries while chipping in 29 tackles, 21 defenders beaten, two offloads, and a try throughout his first professional season in North America.
Following the 2023 MLR campaign, Breen earned a call-up to the Canadian national side for its August tour to Fiji and Tonga.
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
“There’s definitely a buzz going around while chatting to some of the returning guys about our goals and just the overall feeling going into next season,” said Breen. “Everyone is super excited to get back to Toronto and to show what ‘Arrows Rugby’ truly is when we play next year.”
Breen also acknowledged Bill Webb, the organization’s late owner. “The passing of Bill, while still deeply saddening, is something that will unite us, make us stronger, and give us something extra special to fight for when we throw on that jersey. We know he’ll be there with us along the entire journey.”