Colton kicks off the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by reviewing the final weekend of the Challenge Cup of the Americas tournament, the MLR Championship Final, and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-13:57). After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with American Raptors center Zach Hall about his outstanding college football career, his transition to rugby, and his next football opportunity (13:58-34:02). After the interview presented by GuardLab, Colton talks about hot dogs in the Stat of the Week presented by Catapult, assigns some “Required Reading”, and closes the show with “The Loop” presented by First Bank (34:05-39:28).

GLENDALE, CO – MAY 7: American Raptors vs Seattle RFC at Infinity Park on May 7, 2022 in Glendale, Colorado. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

Zach Hall made the leap to rugby after having one of the best college football careers a linebacker can have at the FCS level. When you open up the Southeastern Missouri State Redhawks record book you don’t have to search long for Zach Hall’s name. He made a whopping 168 tackles in 2018, the most ever by a Redhawk defender in a single season. He finished his career with 406 total tackles, the second-most in school history. He is in the top four in career sacks, single-season sacks, and career tackles for loss. The two-time Associated Press First-Team All-American won the Buck Buchanan Award in 2018, awarded to the best defensive player in the FCS along with the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Hall joined the Raptors for the Fall 2021 season. He finished the Spring 2022 season with five tries.

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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.

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