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Welcome to the Major League Rugby Grab Bag where I highlight some of the best things I’ve seen from around the league every week. With the conclusion of Round 9, we have officially hit the midway point of the 2022 Major League Rugby season. One thing I’ve liked about Major League Rugby since the league’s inception is the unpredictability. Every…

Line Latu is grateful to be alive. If things had gone a little differently on the morning of June 6, 2021, the American Raptors fly-half knows that might not have been the case. A few weeks prior on May 22, The Colorado XOs – Glendale’s newly formed crossover academy – had just wrapped up their inaugural season with a match…

Colton starts the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about the start of the American Raptors’ season, their newly announced match in Canada, and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-6:35). Following “The Breakdown”, Colton chats with American Raptors forward Tre Smalls about how he’s enjoyed rugby so far, how he’s…

Welcome to the Major League Rugby Grab Bag where I highlight some of the best things I’ve seen from around the league every week. I saw an interesting piece on Amanda Windsor White, president of Rugby ATL, in Front Office Sports on Monday. Here are some interesting bullet points from the article: The league has collectively attracted over $100 million in investments,…

Colton starts the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about the American Raptors’ schedule, The Collegiate Rugby Shield, and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-11:31). Following “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with author Adam Hughes about the work he’s put into his upcoming book entitled ‘This is Rugby’. (11:32-46:29). After the…

Colton starts the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about the American Raptors’ presence at the National Scouting Combine, some MLR news, and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-9:47). Following “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with Rugby World features editor Alan Dymock about his piece on the American Raptors, rugby players…

Colton starts the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about another American Raptor on the move, some USA Rugby news, MLR’s disciplinary wire, and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend (0:00-9:41). Following “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with American Raptors forward Chase Stehling about how rugby has helped him lose over 60 pounds, his offer…

Colton starts the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about some American Raptors to keep an eye on in Round 2 of the 2022 Major League Rugby season and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend (0:00-8:39). After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with Seattle Seawolves Marketing & Communications Director Carly MacKinnon about her rugby career,…

Colton starts the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about some big changes regarding the American Raptors, some news out of the World Rugby Sevens Series, and Major League Rugby news as the 2022 season approaches (0:00-14:14). Following “The Breakdown”, Colton chats with USA Rugby sevens player and Tokyo 2020 Olympian Stephen Tomasin about his rugby career,…

It’s not hard to spot the similarities between rugby and football. The basic principles of both sports are very similar. Both rugby and football are games based on gaining territory and keeping possession of the ball to ultimately score more points than the opponent. The methods of moving the ball down the field and transferring possession – running, passing, and…

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