Tyler Ardron (born 16 June 1991) is a Canadian rugby union player who plays for Canada nationally and Bay of Plenty in the Mitre 10 Cup. 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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Date of birth (1991-06-16) 16 June 1991 (age 28)
Place of birthLakefield, Ontario, Canada
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight110 kg (17 st 5 lb)
UniversityMcMaster University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock, Flanker, Number 8
Current team Bay of Plenty, Chiefs
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Bay of Plenty
Correct as of 28 July 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Canada U20
Correct as of 9 September 2019
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2012–2013 Canada 8
Correct as of 5 May 2013

Club careerEdit

It was announced on 8 June 2013 that Ardron would be joining the Ospreys for the 2013-2014 RaboDirct 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]


  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.

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