GRR: Major League Rugby
Rugby ATL in Major League Rugby is pushing ahead with an academy and development program they have dubbed Pathway 404.
Named after Atlanta’s area code, the program is headed up by Santi Sodini, Rugby ATL”s High Performance Manager, and will broaden the club’s reach to four states.
The COVID-19 shutdown and subsequent ripple effects on professional sports might expose some issues within the rugby community especially.
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.