Colton begins the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about the upcoming announcement regarding the American Raptors preseason schedule, a change to the roster, and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-5:46). After “The Breakdown”, Colton chats with American Raptors forward Adagio Lopeti about playing college football at Kansas, making the switch to rugby, and what he loves most about the sport (5:48-24:06). Following the interview presented by GuardLab, Colton assigns some “Required Reading”, and closes the show with “The Loop” presented by First Bank (24:08-26:36).

Adagio Lopeti goes through a training session with the American Raptors. (Photo: Justin Purdy)

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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.