Colton starts the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about the American Raptors’ schedule, The Collegiate Rugby Shield, and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-11:31). Following “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with author Adam Hughes about the work he’s put into his upcoming book entitled ‘This is Rugby’. (11:32-46:29). After the interview presented by GuardLab, Colton gives a helpful tip in the Stat of the Week category presented by Catapult, assigns some “Required Reading”, and closes the show with “The Loop” presented by First Bank (46:30-50:22).

Adam Hughes passes a rugby ball. (Photo: Adam Hughes)

Adam Hughes is the author of four full-length poetry collections, with a fifth forthcoming from Salmon Poetry in 2023. In 2020, he received his MFA in Creative Writing from Randolph College. He currently lives in Lynchburg, Virginia where he is a (very) adjunct professor and a (very) amateur rugby player. He is the club president and coach at Blackwater Rugby Football Club. His writing can also be found at Looseheadz—a mental health charity in the United Kingdom.

If you would like to support Adam’s book, please donate to his GoFundMe.

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Colton Strickler

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.