Colton Strickler takes you through the big news in rugby this week with ‘The Breakdown’. Afterwards, he sits down for a conversation with Doug Coil, journalist and editor of about Saturday’s Major League Rugby Collegiate Draft. Doug and Colton also talk about the expansion draft, the first-ever PRO Rugby match, and country music. Following the interview, Colton assigns some ‘Required Reading’ ahead of next week’s show.

(Photo courtesy of Doug Coil)

Doug Coil played rugby for 20 years, coached rugby at the University of Delaware & is a journalist with DJCoil Rugby. Other articles have appeared in the following publications below.

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Colton Strickler

Colton Strickler is a Colorado guy through and through. He is a Wheat Ridge Farmer and a Colorado State Ram. He has been involved in the Colorado rugby community in some capacity since 2011.

  • Hey Colton, thanks for the ongoing rugby coverage. I am American but lived abroad the last 35 years, mostly all over Asia, but also a decade in London. Over that period I developed a passion for watching rugby, particularly international test matches. I find it’s the perfect combination of speed, power, aggression, skill, constant action and of course the internationals mean a lot of passion. Live rugby is great, but it’s really well suited for TV with constant action and the refs miked up which really draws you into the action.

    I am back in CO for good now and was psyched about the chance to follow/watch the Raptors and was super psyched when DNVR picked up coverage. Then the bloody Raptors dumped the MLR.

    I know you have addressed their decision a few times, and glad you continue with your efforts. But to ask the hard question, where do you think the whole Glendale situation goes? Will they just schedule a lot of friendlies? I see the Eagles have 7 internationals scheduled for the second half of 2020, is it likely you guys cover those like a local team (which they kind of are)? I see USA v Canada due to be played at Infinity Park in mid-August! That will be huge and it would be cool to get the DNVR community fully-engaged for that event. (Joint DNVR/Breck Brew tail gate?!) Anyway keen to hear your thoughts.

    And thanks again for the coverage.

    • Oh nuts, sorry mate. I wrote that before I heard the final segment of your pod. You addressed most of my questions and will sit tight for upcoming announcements. Ta.

      • Hello DoubleD, Thank you for the questions. I missed this comment when I was recording this week’s podcast, but I will answer all of my questions to the best of my ability on next Friday’s show. I will keep the rugby content coming! Thanks for listening!

        – Colton

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