Colton starts the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about the news of the American Raptors joining the Super Rugby Americas competition and touches on some of this weekend’s fixtures in All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-6:38). After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with May of Glendale Mike Dunafon about his thoughts on the progress of the American Raptors, how the relationship with Super Rugby Americas formed, and what about the move excites him most (6:40-16:29). Colton also speaks with American Raptors Director of Rugby Mark Bullock about his thoughts on the move, how the Raptors will construct their roster, and what they’ve learned from playing a handful of South American teams over the last year (16:32-28:25). Following the interviews presented by GuardLab, Colton talks about the New Year’s resolutions in the Stat of the Week presented by Catapult, assigns some “Required Reading”, and closes the show with “The Loop” presented by First Bank (28:27-34:00).
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