Boston – August 18, 2022 – The New England Free Jacks today select Ivan Pula in the third round of the 2022 Major League Rugby Collegiate Draft. At 6’, 270lbs, Pula joins the Free Jacks as a scrummaging specialist with an impressive rugby pedigree and room to grow.

“Ivan Pula is highly regarded as a great human with a very high ceiling,” noted Free Jacks Performance Director, Tom Kindley. Ivan demonstrated his capabilities excelling for the USA Selects during the 2021 America’s Pacific Challenge, we look forward to supporting his continued development.”

Originally from Yelm, Washington, Pula graduated with a J.D. in Law from Central Washington University. The Free Jacks identified the capabilities of the front row forward from his experience representing the USA Selects in the 2021 tour to Uruguay, in which he showcased impressive scrummaging ability as well as dominant physicality and ball control. The team believes Pula has one of the highest ceilings in the 2022 draft class and will add incredible value to the squad ahead of the 2023 season.

An all around outstanding human being, the Free Jacks are excited to welcome Pula to New England as a member of the team who will embrace the Free Jacks way.

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