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Round 8of Major League Rugby was the best of the season. All six matches that happened over the weekend were decided by less than seven points. It seemed like every match was coming down to last-second scores and game-saving tackles. On top of all of that, the unthinkable happened when the almighty Los Angeles Giltinis were dealt their first loss…

It’s all about the bounce of the ball. If you’ve spent any time around the game of rugby, you’ve likely heard that saying once or twice. For the Colorado XOs on Saturday, one of the handful of differences between an 11-point comeback win in the final 10 minutes of the match and a heartbreaking 36-35 loss was a conversion kick…

Colton starts the show with “The Breakdown” by talking about the Colorado XOs’ 35-33 loss to Rugby HTX in Houston last weekend, their home opener against the Hartford Harpooners on Saturday, and some MLR news before previewing all of the rugby you can watch this weekend (0:00-9:54). After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with Colorado XO lock Sam Phillips about his…

Bye weeks for four teams meant that Round 7 of Major League Rugby was a little lighter than normal, but it certainly didn’t lack action or suspense. The table in the Eastern Conference continues to be determined by razor-thin margins while the West continues to be a two-horse race for second place. The Los Angeles Giltinis kicked off the month…

Colton jumps into the show with “The Breakdown” by talking about the Colorado XOs’ 52-28 victory over Pathway 404, their upcoming match against Rugby HTX in Houston, and their first-ever home match against the Hartford Harpooners next weekend before talking about all of the rugby you can watch this weekend (0:00-10:29). After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with Colorado XO fullback…

Six weeks into the fourth season of Major League Rugby has gone by in a flash. With May right around the corner and the midway point of the season approaching quickly, the parity that exists within the league has been on full display. The table is reshuffled after every result because every team is within a few table points of…

Colton starts “The Breakdown” by talking about the Colorado XOs’ victory over Clemson, their upcoming match against Pathway 404 in Atlanta, and a crossover athlete experiment in MLR before wrapping up with all of the rugby you can watch this weekend (0:00-15:52). After “The Breakdown”, Colton chats with Colorado XO No. 8 Leonard Sagapolutele about growing up in American Samoa,…

If there is one thing that is certain after the first five weeks of the 2021 Major League Rugby season it’s that every weekend is going to be filled with unpredictable results. Look no further than Round 5. The weekend started with some early morning rugby between the Seattle Seawolves and the Toronto Arrows down in Georgia. The Seawolves, who…

Colton kicks this Colorado XO-heavy show off with “The Breakdown” by talking about XO prop Ma’ake Muti’s move to the Los Angeles Giltinis and Colorado’s upcoming match against Clemson before wrapping up with all of the rugby you can watch this weekend (0:00-12:15). After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with Clemson Director of Rugby and former USA Eagle Troy Hall about…

The first month of Major League Rugby’s 2021 is in the books after last weekend’s round of matches, and the one thing that remains certain is the unpredictability of how every match will shake out. The exception to this rule has been the Los Angeles Giltinis, who have put beatdowns on the New England Free Jacks, Seattle Seawolves, and most…

Colton starts the show off with “The Breakdown” by updating everyone on the XOs schedule for the weekend and talking about the San Diego Legion’s move back to Southern California before wrapping up with all of the rugby you can watch this weekend (0:00-12:13). After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with Colorado XO hooker and vice-captain Gelen Robinson about falling in…

Major League Rugby’s third round of action was a little lighter than the first two. With the league-leading Los Angeles Giltinis and the defending champion Seattle Seawolves on a bye in the Western Conference and Rugby United New York and NOLA Gold on a bye in the Eastern Conference, the other eight teams that make up the competition battled it…

The 35 players that make up the Colorado XOs all have something in common. It’s not they are rugby players. In fact, only nine of them had ever played rugby before accepting a contract with the team. It’s not even that they’ve all played football before. A handful of players on the team didn’t play football growing up. The one…

Scoring was on full display for the second week in a row across Major League Rugby as Round 2 wrapped up on Sunday evening. While the points came in droves, the results were much different than opening weekend. Four of the six matches in Round 1 were decided by seven points or less. That was not the case in Round…

Colton starts the show off with “The Breakdown” by recapping the XOs 38-28 victory over Belmont Shore last weekend, the XOs trip to Florida this weekend, and gives his thoughts on Major League Rugby’s opening weekend before wrapping up with all of the rugby you can watch this weekend (0:00-17:19). After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with Colorado XO forward Vic…

Major League Rugby returned to action for the first time in 373 days on Saturday, and it looked a lot different than the last time we all saw it. A lot has happened in the last year. The Colorado Raptors’ decision to withdraw from the competition last April was an indication that the already wild offseason was only going to…

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