Westshore RFC Players represent in the MLR 2019

With the second season of the newly minted Major League Rugby (MLR) already in session, do you know where your Westshore RFC players with professional contracts are running? With 9 teams in the league, and over 30+ Canadian players signed within, our club accounts for 7 of these high performance athletes on 3 different teams.  Being New Orleans Gold and  Seattle Sea wolfs each with 2, and Toronto Arrows with 3. Check out the links below for each team, which have a section to meet the players/rosters. And get to know some of our top players with mini bios for each!!!

 MLR website link : https://www.usmlr.com/

 New Orleans Gold: https://www.nolagoldrugby.com/

 

Kyle Baillie Flanker position has 22 caps with 16 starts for Canada, making his debut on NSMT in CAN vs USA in Feb 16.

o   From Summerside, PEI

o   Signed with NO Gold RFC

o   Has played with pro team Ohio Aviators in 16

o   Member of the Rock Atlantic CRC team.

o   Played for Westshore RFC, St Alberts (SAR) RFC, London Scottish in Ontario,

Eric Howard– Hooker position has 17 caps with 2 starts for Canada, debut on NSMT Feb 16 in CAN vs Brazil.

o   From Kanata, Ont

o   Member of the Ontario Blues from 13-16.

o   Signed with NO Gold RFC in the MLR, now starting in his 2nd year.

o   Played for Westshore RFC, University of Guelph, Brantford Harlequins

 

Seattle Sea Wolfs: http://www.seattleseawolves.com/

 

Brock Staller– Wing/Center position has 16 caps with 13 starts for Canada-scoring 69 points, debut on NSMT Feb 16 in CAN vs Brazil.

o   From Vancouver, BC

o   Member of Vancouver Wave all star regional team, as well as BC Bears provincial team in the CRC.

o   Was a member of the UBC Thunderbird from 14-16.

o   For 2 yrs straight was the BC Premier Division leading scorer.

o   Played for Westshore RFC, Meralomas RFC, Oakbay CW RFC.

Nakai Penny Backrow positions, has 2 caps for Canada.

o   From Penticton, BC

o   Played for UBC Thunderbirds from 14-17, winning 3 Rounsfell Cups.

o   Member of Canada U20 team in 16.

o   Member of the BC Bears in 17, winning MacTier Cup.

o   signed with the Seattle Sea wolfs in the MLR last year, now starting his 2nd year.

o   Played for Westshore RFC

 

Toronto Arrows: https://torontoarrows.com/

Spencer Jones– Flyhalf/Center signed with Toronto Arrows RFC in the MLR, 1st year. Made the MLR 1st 15 of the week for his outstanding play.

o   Born on Vancouver Island, Canada, but raised from young age in Cambridge, NZ.

o   Attended the Waikato University from 15-18.

o   Member of the Waikato Developmental Academy Squad.

o   Played semi pro rugby for Austin Blacks.

o   Played for Westshore RFC in Canada, Hamilton Old Boys in NZ.

 

Andrew Ferguson– Scrum Half position has 11 caps with 2 starts for Canada, debut on NSMT Feb 16 in CAN vs USA.

o   From Mississauga, Ontario.

o   Went to McMasters University from 09-15.

o   Was member of Canadian U20 team for 2 years in 11-12.

o   Member of Ontario Blues from 11-17.

o   Selected as member for national University 7’s Dream Team in 15.

o   Signed with Toronto Arrows RFC in the MLR, 1st year

o   Played for Westshore RFC, Oakville Crusaders.

Tom Dolezel Prop position has 16 caps for Canada, making his debut on NSMT in CAN vs Russia in 09.

o   Played in the CFL for Calgary Stampeders as defensive Tackle in 2008.

o   Played pro in Colwyn Bay, Wales in 2009.

o   Member of the Ontario Blues from 09-16.

o   Signed with Toronto Arrows RFC in the MLR, 1st year

o   Played for Westshore RFC, Western University, Otago University (NZ)

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