Colton begins the show with “The Breakdown” presented by First Bank by talking about the final two American Raptors matches of the season, building momentum, and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-9:21). After “The Breakdown”, Colton digs up interviews with American Raptors forwards Sebastian Otero (9:23-13:43) and Diego Fortuny (13:45-18:04) from Media Day back in January. Following the interviews presented by O’Neills, Colton assigns some “Required Reading” presented by Maria Empanda, and closes the show with “The Loop” presented by Physio Pro (18:06-25:02).
Diego Fortuny joined the American Raptors ahead of their 2023 Super Rugby Americas campaign after a three-year stint with Major League Rugby’s Houston SaberCats. He appeared in 21 matches over the course of three seasons, scoring one try. When he wasn’t playing, he was helping out as a coach for the SaberCats’ academy side, Rugby HTX. Originally from Salta, Argentina, he played collegiate rugby for Universitario de Salta First XV at the Catholic University of Salta. He represented Argentina XV in the Americas Rugby Championship in 2016, at the 2018 and 2019 Nations Cup, and in one match against South Africa. He had one appearance for Jaguares in 2018. He has scored three tries for the Raptors in 2023.
Sebastian Otero joined the American Raptors ahead of the 2023 Super Rugby Americas season after playing with Selknam in Super Liga Americana de Rugby in 2022. He has also played for Los Troncos and Craighouse Old Boys. He has earned eight caps with Chile, making his debut against Hong Kong in 2017.
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