Colton begins the show with “The Breakdown” presented by First Bank by talking about the Raptors’ loss to Peñarol in Round 10, he talks with Diego Magno about the progress the team is making, and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-7:59). After “The Breakdown”, Colton chats with American Raptors wing Daytwon Sheridan about his wild two weeks of rugby, what it’s like being one of the original XO players on the team, and how he’s worked his way into the lineup and onto the Super Rugby Americas try leaderboard (8:01-28:03). Following the interview presented by O’Neills, Colton assigns some “Required Reading” presented by Maria Empanda, and closes the show with “The Loop” presented by Physio Pro (28:05-32:01).

GLENDALE, CO – APRIL 30: American Raptors vs Penarol at Infinity Park on April 30, 2023, in Glendale, Colorado. (Photo by Seth McConnell)

Daytwon Sheridan is one of four players on the American Raptors’ current roster that they discovered at the RugbyTown Crossover Academy I.D. camp in November 2020. After finding himself out of the lineup for the first seven matches of the season, he has made the most of his first two starts. Sheridan has scored four tries in two weeks and earned back-to-back Super Rugby Americas First XV honors in those starts. His four tries are the most of any Raptor in 2023, and along with six other players, the third most in Super Rugby Americas.

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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.