Tyler Ardron

Tyler Ardron (born 16 June 1991) is a Canadian rugby union player who plays for Canada nationally and the Chiefs in the Super Rugby. Ardron plays in the back-row but is also capable of providing cover in the second row. Ardron made his debut for the Canada national rugby union team against the United States during the 2012 Summer Internationals and has captained the team since 2013, notably at the World Cup in 2015 and 2019.[1] In 2017 it was announced that Ardron had signed with the Super Rugby side the Chiefs for the 2018 season and Bay of Plenty for the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup season.

Tyler Ardron
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Ardron post match representing Canada, June 2017
Full nameTyler James Ardron
Date of birth (1991-06-16) 16 June 1991 (age 29)
Place of birthPeterborough, Ontario, Canada
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight243 lb (110 kg; 17 st 5 lb)
SchoolKawartha Pine Ridge District School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock, Number 8
Current team Chiefs, Castres
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–2017 Ospreys 64 (35)
2017–2018 Bay of Plenty 15 (10)
2018–2020 Chiefs 30 (25)
2020– Castres 0 (0)
Correct as of 20 June 2020
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2011 Canada U20 6 (15)
2012– Canada 37 (25)
2019 Barbarian F.C. 3 (0)
Correct as of 20 June 2020
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2012–2013 Canada 8
Correct as of 20 June 2020

Club careerEdit

It was announced on 8 June 2013 that Ardron would be joining the Ospreys for the 2013-2014 RaboDirect Pro12 season.[2]

Ardron made his first appearance for the Ospreys on 14 September 2013. Coming off the bench, Ardron played for 26 minutes against Leinster.

It was announced in mid 2017 that Ardron had signed for the Chiefs in Super Rugby for 2018 and Bay of Plenty in the Mitre 10 Cup for 2017.[3]

On 4 June 2020, it was announced that Ardron would be making the switch to Castres Olympique in the French TOP 14[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 Rugby World Cup: Canadians humbled by All Blacks' hospitality". The New Zealand Herald. 5 October 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Ospreys sign Canadian international flanker Tyler Ardron". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Super Rugby was first choice for Canadian Tyler Ardron before Chiefs signed him". Stuff. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  4. ^ https://castres-olympique.com/actualite/le-co-officialise-son-recrutement/

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