The Utah Warriors obtained Rugby ATL Round 2, Pick 25 of the 2021 MLR Collegiate Draft, Coleson Warner, for the 2022 season. Rugby ATL “receives salary cap considerations in 2022, and Utah’s 3rd round (Via NY) MLR Collegiate Draft pick in 2022.”
The 23-year-old fullback/flyhalf (24 in June) is 5’10” and 170lbs. According to Americas Rugby News, he is training with the Utah Warriors to help him prepare for the USA Sevens program.
Coleson is from Pocatello, Idaho, and attended Highland High School. He attended Lindenwood-Belleville University and helped the team win the USA Rugby Collegiate 7s I-AA 2019 National Championship, while also being named MVP.
He then transferred to Lindenwood University, earning a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management. He was a 2019 Collegiate All-American 7s (2nd Team) selection and played on the 2021 USA Under-23 Sevens team, which played at the RugbyTown Sevens. He also helped Lindenwood win the 2021 Collegiate Rugby Championship.
Coleson played for Pathway 404 during Fall 2021 and also played for The Team in the inaugural professional sevens league, Premier Rugby Sevens on October 9, 2021, in Memphis, Tennessee. He has joined the USA National Team Sevens Program in 2022.