GRR: Major League Rugby
The period right after the Major League Rugby draft has not been a mad dash to sign undrafted players, but there have been a few key moves.
The Danny Giannascoli journey to being drafted by Major League Rugby’s Utah Warriors is in many ways a classic rugby journey in which good coaches and sometimes daring decisions all have a hand.
Of the 24 players who were drafted in the recent Major League Rugby draft, 19 played rugby in American high schools representing 18 different programs; so our math tells us that there was one high school program that had two draftees.
College rugby players are still signing with Major League Rugby teams in this week after the first collegiate draft.
As we said in earlier posts, the draft was created in large part to stop a wild scramble among MLR teams as they chased the top prospects. Everyone had to take a number and get in line.