The Toronto Arrows re-signed Cole Brown for the 2024 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old scrumhalf (24 in February) is 5’11” and 190lbs.
Cole played in 4 matches for the Toronto Arrows during the 2023 MLR season. In 2022 he played 70 minutes in one match and scored one try. He has posted 110 passes, 48 carry meters on seven carries, 13 tackles, three defenders beaten, one linebreak, and one try over his first two seasons with the club.
Cole is from Pickering, Ontario, Canada, and played for the Ajax Wanderers, is a graduate of the Ontario Blues Junior men’s provincial program, and attended McMaster University from 2018 through his graduation in 2022 with a BBA in Finance. He played rugby for the Marauders and was named an Ontario University Athletics East Division All-Star following the 2021 and 2022 post-secondary seasons.
He represented Canada on the national under-20 side’s tour to Portugal in 2020 and later participated in Rugby Canada’s under-20 camp in 2021. He is a graduate of the Senior Arrows Academy, and in October 2021 featured for the Arrows XV at the Rugby Rally, helping the team gain a 57-10 victory over the Atlantic Selects.
Toronto Arrows Comments
“I’m incredibly happy to be returning for my third season with the team,” said Brown. “I love playing for the Arrows and being part of this group is a dream come true for me.”
“Although we didn’t achieve the results we wanted last year, I believe that challenging experiences create strong people and I’m excited to see our team’s resolve heading into the 2024 season.”
“There’s a lot of work to be done before the season begins but I can’t wait to be back in the team environment.”
“As both a local product and a member of the first cohort of players to come through our Academy and play for the Senior Team, Cole’s progression through our pathway is one we hope many young players throughout the Greater Toronto Area and beyond will emulate,” said Tim Matthews, Toronto Arrows Vice President and General Manager. “Always ready when called upon, Cole took a big step last year, and we see him taking many further steps this upcoming season.”