Colton Strickler kicks off the show with ‘The Breakdown’ by talking about a slow news week for Major League Rugby, compares what happened with the Sale Sharks in the Premiership to what might happen with to the Tennessee Titans and the NFL. Colton then finishes ‘The Breakdown’ by talking about this weekend’s Premiership, Pro14, and Bledisloe Cup fixtures. Following the ‘The Breakdown’, Colton talks with USA Rugby Hall of Famer David Hodges about the legendary rugby career that he put together and gets his opinion on the RugbyTown Crossover Academy. After the conversation, Colton assigns some ‘Required Reading’ and closes the show with ‘The Loop.’

Photo: U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame

David Hodges is one of the greatest American rugby players to play the game. His resume speaks for itself:

    • 54 caps for the United States between 1996–2004
    • 28x captain of the United States between 2000-2003
    • Played professionally in Wales for Llanelli, Bridgen, Scarlets (1997-2004)
    • 2009 USA Rugby Union Player of the Decade (Rugby Magazine)
    • 2001–2002 Scarlets Player of the Year
    • Member of OMBAC’s 1996 National Championship team
    • 2x Collegiate All-American

Following his playing career, Hodges served as an assistant coach and general manager of the United States men’s national team.

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