Rugby Ontario Statement Regarding the Toronto Arrows

November 28, 2023


Rugby Ontario Statement Regarding the Toronto Arrows

The Toronto Arrows have had a profound impact on the sport of rugby in Ontario since their inception into Major League Rugby.  Like so many others, we are saddened by yesterday’s news about the Arrows. 

As Canada’s first and only professional rugby union franchise, the Arrows have provided a necessary platform for many Ontario athletes and coaches to pursue professional rugby right here in Canada, while also creating memorable experiences for thousands of fans.   We are proud to be a partner of the Arrows and thank the club’s co-founder, the late Bill Webb, and the club's leadership, players and staff for all they have contributed to rugby in Ontario and throughout the country.

Rugby Ontario is committed to developing strategies that maximize the performance potential of all aspiring provincial rugby players.  We consistently work to create alignment in support of a clear development pathway for players, coaches and match officials in Ontario, and will continue to offer and support various player development opportunities across the province.


Rugby Ontario is the provincial sports governing body responsible for the organization of rugby in Ontario. Our mission is to lead, support and promote Rugby for All from communities to clubs to province. This mission signals a movement toward creating a more cohesive, supportive and progressive sporting environment that is responsive to the needs of all members.

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