The Toronto Arrows signed Oakville, Ontario native Liam Bowman for the 2024 Major League Rugby season. The 21-year-old center (22 in November) is 6’1” and 210 lbs.
Liam played in 5 matches, starting 3, for the Toronto Arrows after a mid-season call-up. He had 269 carry meters on 21 carries, 32 tackles, beat three defenders, two linebreaks, two offloads, and two tries. He joined the Arrows after spending two years with the French Pro D2 side Montauban Academy.
Last August, Liam represented Canada as the team’s captain at the World Rugby Under-20 Canada Conference tournament held in Guelph, Ontario. The midfielder represented Canada at the 2022 World Rugby Under-20 Canada Conference tournament, serving as team captain. He was also selected for the national under-20 program’s touring side in 2020.
He was also with the Maple Leafs national under-18 program in 2019 and was the captain. Later that year, he participated in the World School Sevens competition in New Zealand with the Canadian Misfits team.
Before departing for France, Bowman spent a year with Rugby Canada’s Pacific Pride national development program. He also played club rugby with the Oakville Crusaders.
Toronto Arrows Comments
“I’m really excited about rejoining the Arrows for this season and putting in the work to make a strong push to bring the Shield north,” said Bowman.
When Liam arrived home and joined us at the tail end of the 2023 season, despite being one of the youngest players in Major League Rugby, he jumped in head-first and demonstrated he could handle the rigors of the league,” said Tim Matthews, Toronto Arrows Vice President and General Manager. “He’s an exciting Canadian talent that is hungry to learn and take his game to the next level, and he’ll bring a lot to our back line this upcoming year.”