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4 Tennessean College Alumni Participating in Biggest MLR Pre-Draft Showcase

Local alumni look to make impression with MLR scouts

Source: Austin Gilgronis

More Tennesseans could be securing professional rugby contracts soon.

Recruiting for Major League Rugby's (MLR) sixth season is ramping up with the second installment of The Rugby Showcase. This event is one of the largest pre-draft combines where players from across the country come to show off their skills in front of professional scouts.

With the MLR Draft coming up soon, four former Tennessee collegiate rugby players are looking to make a big splash at this year's showcase.

Gregory Janowick - University of Tennessee (Lock)

Source: Vols Rugby

Josh Shelter - University of Tennessee (Center)

Source: Vols Rugby

Adrian Hart - Lee University (Wing)

Source: Lee University Rugby

Austin White - University of Tennessee

Source: Vols Rugby

The combine will take place at Peter Barton Stadium at the University of Denver on Saturday with the USA World Cup qualifying match against Chile an hour afterwards.

The four Tennesseans will be put through a list of drills including,

Physical Testing Metrics: 

  • 40 meter

  • L drill

  • Vertical

  • Bench press (Optional)

  • Bronco

Position Skills:

  • Lineouts

  • Scrums

  • Passing gauntlet 

  • Kicking

  • 1v1 Contact and Breakdown 

  • Potential additional skill drills

  • Player interviews

We wish the these state rugby alumni the best of luck, as they seek a shot at getting noticed by MLR staff.


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