The Glendale Raptors signed William Munro for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The Australian lock is 26-years-old, 6’4″, and 236 lbs.
William is from Bronte, NSW, Australia and attended Waverly College from 2003-2010. He was a multi-sport athlete on the track team as middle distance runner (2005-2010), tennis (2005-2007), weights/fitness (2007-2010), and played 1st-grade rugby (2009-2010). He was also on the debate team from 2005-2008. He also has returned to Waverly as a guest speaker in 2014.
He is also was involved as an ocean lifeguard for the Bronte Surf Live Saving Club since 2007. There he was Cadet of the Year in 2010 and won an Award for Bravery in 2012.
William attended the University of Sydney from 2012-2015 earning a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Finance and Management.
He progressed through Randwick DRUFC age-grade system playing in 2011 for 1st Colts Best and won the Fairest Award. In 2012 he was the 1st Colts captain and in 2013 he also won the fairest award while playing 1st-grade rugby. He also won the Shute Shield Rookie of the Year Award.
From 2014-2016 he played in the National Rugby Championship with NSW Country Eagles in 2014 & 2016 and for the Greater Sydney Rams in 2015. He played matches for the Australian Barbarians in 2014 & in 2016/2017. for the Hong Kong Football Club, and for the Classic Wallabies at the Hong Kong 10s in 2017.
During the 2017-2016 season, he played in the French Fédérale 1 league for AS Mâcon.
William commented about his experience with Randwick indicating that “I played with many superstars of the rugby world, like Drew Mitchell, Kurley Beale, Sekope Kepa, whilst playing at Randwick. The club has produced the most Wallabies than any other club in Australia.”
William is looking forward to playing with the Glendale Raptors in 2019 in Major League Rugby. His girlfriend Maya is from Boulder, which will provide a family connection as he adjusts to Colorado and all that it offers.