Colton starts off the show by talking about the results of the 2023 RugbyTown 7s, and talks about American Raptor Line Latu potentially making his USA Eagle debut this weekend. Colton then talks with USA U-23 analyst Ethan Pougnet following his side’s 2023 RugbyTown 7s Cup Championship. They talk about the tournament, Ethan’s Rebel Rugby Academy, and Premier Rugby Sevens. After the interview presented by the U.S. Coast Guard, Colton assigns some Rugby World Cup required reading, talks about some interesting scoring data from the 2023 RT7s, and closes the show with The Loop.
Ethan Pougnet served as the analyst on the USA u-23 team that took home the 2023 RugbyTown 7s Cup Championship back in August. In addition to his work with USA Rugby, he’s helped forge pathways through his work with the Rebel Rugby Academy – which has hubs in Denver and Iowa – and coaching high school rugby at Regis Jesuit in Colorado. Pougnet has also been active in Premier Rugby Sevens, serving as an assistant coach on The Team in 2021 and the New York Headliners during the most recent season.
Please send in any questions you have about the American Raptors, rugby in Colorado, Major League Rugby, or American rugby as a whole to @DNVR_Rugby and @coltonstrickler on Twitter or leave a comment below.