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Colton Strickler jumps into the show with ‘The Breakdown’ by giving his thoughts on the RugbyTown Crossover Academy’s first camp after its conclusion, talks about some former Raptors on the move, and tells you about all of the rugby you can watch this weekend. After ‘The Breakdown’, Colton talks to Darryl Tolson, former TCU Football utility player Casey McDermott Vai,…

It felt like a November Saturday morning in Colorado for the sixth and final day of the RugbyTown Crossover Academy’s inaugural camp. The chilly, blue-bird morning was the perfect way to top off a camp that was a resounding success. While several players had travel arrangements that prevented them from participating in the final day of the camp, the energy…

Friday was the fourth day of on-field work for the 28 players that attended the RugbyTown Crossover Academy’s first camp and it was the best day yet. While Friday only featured on practice, it was the sharpest, crispest practice of the six that the camp had consisted of thus far. Friday’s practice featured everything the academy had been working on…

Colton Strickler talks about what happened during the fourth and fifth day of the RugbyTown Crossover Academy. After that, Colton talks with former Florida International University wing Malik Bryant and former Navarro College football player Daytwon Sheridan about their paths to rugby, the camp, and how much they’ve learned this week. To close the show, Colton previews Day 6 of…

After a couple of contact-heavy sessions on Wednesday, Thursday morning’s first field session focused more on drawing and passing as the RugbyTown Crossover Academy kicked off what would be a little lighter workload for the fourth day of the camp. The central ideas and teaching points of the camp were on full display on Thursday morning as the three groups…

Colton Strickler talks about what happened during the third day of the RugbyTown Crossover Academy and talks about the progression he’s seen through three training sessions. After that, Colton talks with former Rider University wrestler Ryan Cloud about transitioning to rugby and his thoughts on the camp thus far. To close the show, Colton previews Day 4 of the RugbyTown…

Wednesday marked the first full day of work for the RugbyTown Crossover Academy. With three training sessions under their belt, the progress has not only been noticeable, it has been impressively rapid. With medical check-ins out of the way, the team of rugby converts took the pitch at 9 A.M. and started out with passing drills as a warmup. From…

Tuesday’s version of the RugbyTown Crossover Academy’s first camp looked a lot like Monday’s until around lunchtime. After the last few players trickled into Infinity Park, the team grabbed their box lunch and sat together for the first time ever while Glendale Director of Rugby Mark Bullock spoke. With masked pulled over their faces, everyone’s eyes were on Bullock as…

Months of hard work allowed an idea to come to fruition at Infinity Park on Monday morning when 36 rugby converts began to check-in for the first-ever camp put on by RugbyTown Crossover Academy. While Monday may be the quietest day of the camp, it is certainly the most important one. That’s because this day consisted of several different COVID…

Glendale’s rugby department has been hard at work during the pandemic. With the Colorado Raptors withdrawing from Major League Rugby back on April 9 and no season to prepare for, things have looked a little different around Infinity Park. The seven people that makeup Glendale’s rugby department have been chasing an idea that everyone familiar with rugby has thought about…

Colton Strickler starts the show with ‘The Breakdown’ by talking about all of the rugby that you can watch on television this weekend. After that, Colton talks with Mandel Dixon (6:23) and Gelen Robinson (18:10) about playing professional football and what the process has been like as they prepare for the transition to rugby through the RugbyTown Crossover Academy. After…

Colton Strickler jumps into the show with ‘The Breakdown’ by talking about former Raptor Robbie Petzer signing with the Dallas Jackals for 2021 before telling you about all of the rugby you can watch this weekend (it’s a lot). After ‘The Breakdown’, Colton talks RugbyTown Crossover Academy manager Peter Pasque about his role in building the program, how they’ve gone…

It has been a quiet seven months for organized rugby in the United States. After Major League Rugby made the decision to cancel the remainder of the 2020 season after playing just five matches, there has been almost no organized rugby since the March shutdown with the exception of a few intrasquad scrimmages from Pathway 404 – Rugby ATL’s developmental…

Colton Strickler begins the show with ‘The Breakdown’ by providing an update on the latest COVID-19 drama in the Premiership before touching on the Bledisloe Cup. After the ‘The Breakdown’, Colton chats with Infinity Park public address announcer and Altitude Sports Radio host Nate Kreckman about his unique experience with rugby, some of his favorite players, and matches that he’s…

Colton Strickler starts the show with ‘The Breakdown’ by talking about this week’s biggest news from Major League Rugby and this weekend’s Premiership fixtures. Following the ‘The Breakdown’, Colton has a conversation with Houston SaberCats skills and defense coach Paul Emerick about his rugby career and what he thinks about the RugbyTown Crossover Academy. After the conversation with Paul, Colton…

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