Tyler Ardron rugby player
Tyler Ardron rugby player

Tyler Ardron

16th Jun 1991 1.94m/110kg No. 8

Tyler Ardron is a Canadian rugby union player who plays for Ospreys. Ardron plays in the back-row but is also capable of providing cover in the second row. Ardron made his debut for the Canadian national rugby team against the United States during the 2012 Summer Internationals.

The following year he was named Canadian Player Of The Year and also appointed National Captain. In September 2014 Ardron signed a new three year deal with Ospreys. Following another good season for the Ospreys in 2014/15, Ardron was selected to represent Canada at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

The back rower was named players' player of the year the last time he enjoyed an injury-free season and has endured a wretched run of luck over the past two campaigns, with one bump after another restricting him to just nine outings since he helped the Ospreys to the Pro12 semi-finals in 2015.

Ardron is currently in contract negotiations with the Ospreys, having last signed a deal in 2014.

In May 2017 New Zealand side the Chiefs announced that Ardron will be joining them for the 2018 Super Rugby season, Ardron will also link up with Bay of Plenty for the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup.

Ardron will provide plenty of cover following Micheal Leitch's departure as he can cover all three positions in the back row as well as lock.

During his first two seasons with the Chiefs, he made 26 appearances scoring 5 tries.

Ardron looks set to feature for Canada at his second Rugby World Cup in Japan and heads into the Pacific Nations Cup with 31 test caps having debuted against USA back in 2012.

June 19

Career

canada Canada
No. 8
2012 - present
Untitled Bay of Plenty
No. 8
2017 - present
chiefs Chiefs
No. 8
2018 - present
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
No 5 Lock
2019 - present
ospreys Ospreys
No 5 Lock
2013 - 2017