GRR: Major League Rugby
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.
Well the Major League Rugby Collegiate Draft is done and dusted, and while it was a little hiccuppy in its first runout, it served an important purpose.
Actually, several purposes. Here is how we think the
Here's the final list of who was drafted in the 2020 Major League Rugby Collegiate Draft.
Where did the drafted players come from?
Let's have a look:
US Citizens drafted: 22 out of 24
Oldest: Mooneyham (24 years, 77 days)
Youngest: McLeish (20 years, 191 days)
Players from D1A Schools: 20
Players from Schools joining NCR: 7 (depends on what some other teams decide to do, but it could be as many as 11)
Players in D2: 1
Anytime you have a professional sports collegiate draft you’re going to have teams that look like they did everything right, and teams that looked like they lost the plot.
And while we’re happy to make that judgment now, the true test will be in a few years, when we see who came out of nowhere to be effective in Major League Rugby, and who was drafted high up only to fizzle out.