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OG League 2022 – The Draft

It’s a new year and with it the OG League is back! We welcome a new Blake. A diehard rugby fan himself, kiwi grown, Blake had to fight his every instinct to avoid picking Beauden Barrett first. Our OG Blake will now be referred to as “Calender” or the month of the year given he is now our newest Sexy Calendar model for 2022/23. Pictures to come as soon as possible.

With two new teams joining Super Rugby Pacific this year we have reverted back to a full complement of reserves, reverting to a full side of 23 players. The subs bench is now made up of one of each position, a prop, hooker, lock, backrower, scrum-half, fly-half, centre, and an outside back.

Deciding the Draft Order

This year we used the Rumba drafting system seen here. The first ball sunk got 8th pick, the last man standing got the first draft pick.

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

Draft Punishments 2022


This year’s loser will recreate a music video of the champ’s choice. The idea was inspired by this amazing clip found on youtube.


We will also continue with our spoon punishment. 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 will once again have the Spoon’s name engraved on the wooden spoon trophy.

The 2022 DRAFT

For the first time in 2022 OG League draft took place the weekend before Super Rugby Pacific kicked off, this year landing on Saturday the 12th of February. This created a completely unique challenge for us because no team lineups had been released to base our picks off.

This mean that two resources become more important than ever. The first of which is the Super Rugby Pacific Casualty Ward which details all the player injuries, and is updated daily. The second was a new initiative, our predicted round 1 lineups which can be found on youtube and our social media channels.

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            Codie Taylor
2            Angus Bell
3            Jordie Barrett
4            Will Jordan
5            Richie Mo’unga
6            Pablo Matera
7            Sevu Reece
8            Tate McDermott
9            Salesi Rayasi
10          Asafo Aumua

11          James O’Connor
12          Hoskins Sotutu
13          Luke Jacobson
14          Shannon Frizell
15          Harry Wilson
16          Etene Nanai-Seturo
17          Josh Ioane
18          Filipo Daugunu
19          Kurt Eklund
20          Jake Gordon

21          Leicester Fainga’anuku
22          Taniela Tupou
23          Akira Ioane
24          Ardie Savea
25          Caleb Clarke
26          Rieko Ioane
27          Quinn Tupaea
28          Dalton Papali’i
29          David Havili
30          Anton Lienert-Brown

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 Brodie Retallick
32 Pita-Gus Sowakula
33 Braydon Ennor
34 Aaron Smith
35 Harry Johnson-Holmes
36 Mark Telea
37 Izaia Perese
38 Ethan Blackadder
39 Marino Mikaele-Tu’u
40 Samisoni Taukei’aho
41 Beauden Barrett
42 Len Ikitau
43 Sam Whitelock
44 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto
45 Hunter Paisami
46 Sam Cane
47 Tom Banks
48 Rob Valetini
49 Manasa Mataele
50 Noah Lolesio
51 Will Harrison
52 Fraser McReight
53 Tom Wright
54 Jordan Petaia
55 Allan Alaalatoa
56 Michael Wells
57 Peter Umaga-Jensen
58 Onisi Ratave
59 Zarn Sullivan
60 Pete Samu
61 Matt Philip
62 Finlay Christie
63 Izack Rodda
64 Scott Barrett
65 George Bridge
66 Cullen Grace
67 Tupou Vaa’i
68 Xavier Numia
69 Alex Mafi
70 Julian Savea
71 Brad Weber
72 Kyle Godwin
73 Liam Wright
74 Fergus Burke
75 Feleti Kaitu’u
76 Tom Robertson
77 Ben Donaldson
78 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
79 Thomas Umaga-Jensen
80 Fergus Lee-Warner
81 Connor Garden-Bachop
82 Lalakai Foketi
83 Reece Hodge
84 Jock Campbell
85 James Blackwell
86 Rob Leota
87 Jed Holloway
88 Andrew Kellaway
89 Pone Fa’amausili
90 Mosese Dawai
91 Chase Tiatia
92 Jonah Lowe
93 Lachie Swinton
94 George Bower
95 Tom Robinson
96 Joe Powell
97 Irae Simone
98 Napolioni Bolaca
99 Michael Hooper
100 Trevor Hosea
101 TJ Perenara
102 Billy Proctor
103 Tim Anstee
104 Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta
105 Cadeyrn Neville
106 Dane Coles
107 Scott Scrafton
108 Jamie Booth
109 Max Douglas
110 Sam Caird
111 David Porecki
112 Tom Christie
113 Josh Dickson
114 Meli Derenalagi
115 AJ Lam
116 Folau Fainga’a
117 James Slipper
118 Jahrome Brown
119 Nick Frost
120 Angus Ta’avao
121 Mitch Hunt
122 Emoni Narawa
123 Mitchell Drummond
124 Reesjan Pasitoa
125 Cabous Eloff
126 Jackson Garden-Bachop
127 Cameron Orr
128 Ethan De Groot
129 Sekope Kepu
130 Nic White
131 Jack Goodhue
132 Andy Muirhead
133 Stephen Perofeta
134 Oli Jager
135 Darcy Swain
136 Alex Hodgman
137 Suliasi Vunivalu
138 Folau Fakatava
139 Ian Prior
140 Josh Flook
141 Jordan Uelese
142 Du’Plessis Kirifi
143 Bayley Kuenzle
144 Scott Gregory
145 Ereatara Enari
146 Carter Gordon
147 Bryn evans
148 Henry Taefu
149 Devan Flanders
150 Santiago Medrano
151 Fetuli Paea
152 Liam Coltman
153 Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco
154 Will Harris
155 Hamish Stewart
156 Tyrel Lomax
157 Kane Koteka
158 Ofa Tuungafasi
159 Mark Nawaqanitawase
160 Aidan Ross
161 Maanaki Selby-Rickit
162 Lachlan Lonergan
163 Ricky Riccitelli
164 Kaliopasi Uluilakepa
165 Sam Slade
166 Baden Kerr
167 Ruben Love
168 Kalione Nasoko
169 Sitaleki Timani
170 Tamaiti Williams
171 Ryan Smith
172 Mesulame Dolokoto
173 Isaac Fines-Leleiwasa
174 Ryan Lonergan
175 Alex Fidow
176 Brodie McAlister
177 Bryn Gatland
178 Mitchell Dunshea
179 Wes Goosen
180 Mesulame Dolokoto
181 Levi Aumua
182 Tevita Ikanivere
183 Joe Moody
184 Simione Kuruvoli

Written by your local rugby nerd Harrison Dale.