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 assigns some ‘Required Reading’ and closes the show with ‘The Loop.’

Paul Emerick (Photo courtesy of USA Rugby.)

Paul Emerick earned 54 caps as a member of the United States Eagles from 2003 to 2012 and currently serves as the skills and defense coach for the Houston SaberCats. During his nine-year international career, Emerick also played professional rugby overseas for several teams including Amatori Catania, Overmach Parma, Dragons, Ulster Rugby, and London Wasps. His 54 caps were the most-ever for a back in Eagles history. He competed in the 2003, 2007, and 2011 Rugby World Cups and scored 15 tries over the course of his international career. In addition to his fifteens careers, Emerick also competed on the United States Sevens team from 2002 to 2005, and again from 2009 to 2010.

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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. He was Major League Rugby's lead writer in 2018 and 2019 before joining DNVR Rugby.