Major League Rugby 2022 Collegiate Draft

The MLR Collegiate Draft 2022 will take place on Thursday, August 18th, 2022. For viewers in the United States, the first hour of the Draft will be broadcast on FS2 at 7:00 p.m. ET.  Following the first hour, coverage will switch to The Rugby Network. For viewers outside of the United States, the entire Draft will be streamed on The Rugby Network beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET.

“MLR will use a “Draft and Follow” approach. Rights to drafted players will be assigned following the MLR Collegiate Draft. MLR teams may activate those rights at any point until the mid-point of the next competitive MLR season AFTER the player is eligible to play in the MLR (through graduation/expiry of college eligibility/relinquishment of college eligibility). Drafting teams may sign those players or trade player rights with other MLR teams.”

“A player that isn’t signed by a team within the above-mentioned rights period, shall enter the subsequent year’s Draft as long as they are eligible. If they lose their Collegiate Draft eligibility, they may enter the MLR if a team desires their services.”

“The order of selection will be based on the reverse order of regular-season record during the 2022 MLR season. The Draft order is subject to change as teams make trades. The Draft will consist of three rounds. The order of selection will be updated following the 2022 MLR Championship.”

“An exciting change from last year is that MLR has partnered with PlayWize as this year’s draft enrollment platform. Collegiate players may declare for the MLR Collegiate Draft at any time by submitting their Draft Enrollment Form under the Eligibility Section on the PlayWize App to the MLR League Office. Forms must be submitted by Monday, August 1st, 2022 11:59 PM CT.” PlayWize for Android. PlayWize for iOS.

Read more about draft eligibility, MLR contracts, and pertinent information about the draft on the MLR webpage, draft.

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