The Toronto Arrows re-signed Mason Flesch for the 2024 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old flanker/lock (24 in November) is 6’5″ and 245 lbs.
He is returning to the Arrows for a fourth season after featuring in 27 matches (22 starts) for the club since debuting in 2021. He has 661 carry meters on 104 carries, 330 ruck arrivals, 183 tackles (83.6% completion), eight defenders beaten, six offloads, two linebreaks, and two breakdown steals over his first three seasons with the club.
Flesch played 905 minutes in 14 starts for the Toronto Arrows in 2024. He then played for Canada against Tonga which earned him his 4th cap.
Mason has played in 13 matches, starting 8 since his debut with the Arrows in 2021. He also has 195 carry meters on 27 carries, 79 tackles (83.2% completion), 137 ruck arrivals, two offloads, two tackle breaks, two breakdown steals, and one linebreak over his first two seasons with the club.
During the 2022 season, he only featured in three matches due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament before undergoing season-ending reconstructive surgery. He has recovered and looks forward to contributing to the team in 2023.
Mason is from Cobourg, Ontario, and attended St. Mary’s Secondary School. There, he was an outstanding rugby player.
Mason played rugby for the Cobourg Saxons, age-grade rugby for the Ontario Blues, and played in the British Columbia Premier League with James Bay Athletic Association. In 2019 he played for Rugby Canada’s U20s Junior World Trophy team in three matches, starting once.
From 2019-2021, he was part of Rugby Canada’s residential Men’s Development Academy at the Al Charron National Training Centre and played for the Pacific Pride in the BC Premier League. He also was invited to Rugby Canada’s senior men’s three-week training camp in November. Flesch has earned two caps for Canada since making his international debut against the United States in September 2021.
Mason also was selected for the Vancouver Island Crimson Tide’s January 2020 match against the Seattle Seawolves.