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OG League 2021 – The Draft

This years OG League is back and better than ever with the return of finals regular Blake “the Weatherman” having failed to execute his sabbatical year due to COVID.

Similar to last years post-COVID season, we only had 2 substitutes to pick alongside the starting fifteen. One forward reserve, one back reserve.

Deciding the Draft Order

This year Super Rugby AU round 1 was staged before Draft Rugby actually started, meaning we could use it to create a randomly generated draft match-up to decide the all important draft order.

The Super 6 random Draft

1st Pick – Nsync
2nd Pick – Champ (Nabung)
3rd Pick – Noobum
4th Pick – Blake
5th Pick – Nelson
6th Pick – Harry
7th Pick – Wylie
8th Pick – Cargie

Draft Punishments 2021


This year we decided to relive the greatness that was the 2019 Sacko punishment. After bringing us a year of enjoyment we just couldn’t resist going round again!

Check out some classic pics that inspired our first calendar in an older post.


We also agreed upon a spoon punishment, yes thats correct we have two punishments. The Sacko is the lowest ranked league member at the end of the regular season but we then go into the finals playoffs for the top 4 (redraft and head to head 1v4, 2v3) and also the Wooden Spoon playoff for the 7th and 8th placed manager. This is to ensure no one trails off towards the end of the season. This year we have kept things simple by having the Spoon’s name engraved on the wooden spoon trophy.

The 2021 DRAFT

This year the OG League draft took place the night before Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021 kicked off (also before SR AU rd 2), this year landing on Thursday the 25th of February. This year with all games taking place on Fridays and Saturdays, it means all team line-ups were out!

The biggest challenge in any Draft is how to value all start injured players, this year it was particularly difficult to rank David Havili due to his preseason concussion, which of course is notoriously hard to predict a return date. For comprehensive Super Rugby injury news and analysis be sure to check out the Casualty Ward which is updated daily.

Here is the top 30 of our draft picks, I’ll post the entire draft at the bottom of this post. Keep in mind this is a snake draft.

1 Richie Mo’unga
2 Will Jordan
3 Codie Taylor
4 Ngani Laumape
5 Tate McDermott
6 Sevu Reece
7 Caleb Clarke
8 Rieko Ioane
9 Harry Wilson
10 Hoskins Sotutu
11 Ardie Savea
12 Damian McKenzie
13 Marino Mikaele-Tu’u
14 David Havili
15 Filipo Daugunu
16 Aaron Smith
17 Cullen Grace
18 James O’Connor
19 Jordie Barrett
20 Mark Telea
21 Noah Lolesio
22 Will Harrison
23 Jona Nareki
24 Solomon Alaimalo
25 Leicester Fainga’anuku
26 Jack Goodhue
27 Anton Lienert-Brown
28 Jordie Petaia
29 Fergus Lee-Warner
30 Akira Ioane

All in all another successful draft night and a ripper first round of super rugby and draft rugby. Truly the game they play online in heaven!!!

Completed 2021 Draft Picks

The rest of our Draft picks went as follows

Picks 1-30 as above;
31 Shannon Frizell
32 Scott Barrett
33 Len Ikitau
34 Irae Simone
35 Taniela Tupou
36 Allan Alaalatoa
37 Sam Whitelock
38 Patrick Tuipulotu
39 Angus Bell
40 Julian Savea
41 Hunter Paisami
42 Asafo Aumua
43 Stephen Perofeta
44 Harry Johnson-Holmes
45 Tom Christie
46 Peter Umaga-Jensen
47 Fraser McReight
48 Andy Muirhead
49 Dalton Papali’i
50 Nic White
51 Josh Ioane
52 Jordan Uelese
53 Folau Fainga’a
54 Kurt Eklund
55 Jack Dempsey
56 Pete Samu
57 Brad Weber
58 Tom Banks
59 Rob Valetini
60 Tom Horton
61 Carlo Tizzano
62 Lachlan Boshier
63 Ethan Blackadder
64 Seru Uru
65 James Slipper
66 Pone Fa’amausili
67 Jack Maddocks
68 Wes Goosen
69 Jock Campbell
70 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto
71 Cadeyrn Neville
72 Dane Coles
73 Dallas Mcleod
74 Joe Powell
75 Michael Alaalatoa
76 Connor Garden Bachop
77 Josh Dickson
78 Jonathan Taumateine
79 James Ramm
80 Connal McInerney
81 Sio Tomkinson
82 Alex Mafi
83 Lachlan Swinton
84 Marika Koroibete
85 Brad Wilkin
86 Mark Nawaqanitawase
87 Joe Moody
88 Mitch Hunt
89 Devan Flanders
90 Matt Toomua
91 Jack Grant
92 Angus Scott-Young
93 Sean Wainui
94 Trevor Hosea
95 Jack Whetton
96 Chase Tiatia
97 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti
98 Billy Proctor
99 Ofa Tu’ungafasi
100 Hamish Stewart
101 Mackenzie Hansen
102 Tepai Moeroa
103 Michael Wells
104 James Blackwell
105 Alex Fidow
106 Reece Hodge
107 Billy Harmon
108 Angus Blyth
109 Ash Dixon
110 Scott Scrafton
111 Sam Cane
112 Ngani Punivai
113 Tomas Lezana
114 Tyrel Lomax
115 Alex Newsome
116 Nepo Laulala
117 Tanielu Tele’a
118 Stacey Ili
119 Jack Regan
120 Darcy Swain
121 Isi Naisarani
122 Fetuli Paea
123 Siate Tokolahi
124 Vaea Fifita
125 Jackson Garden-Bachop
126 Suliasi Vunivalu
127 Byron Ralston
128 Fraser Armstrong
129 Salesi Rayasi
130 Sam Caird
131 Du’Plessis Kirifi
132 Bryn Hall
133 Dane Zander
134 Luke Jacobson
135 Jeremy Thrush
136 Tom Robertson