Rugby PickEm’s own Brendan sits shotgun with Colton for this episode of the DNVR Rugby Podcast. They begin the show with “The Breakdown” by talking about the Major League Rugby debuts of Colorado XOs Gelen Robinson and David Still, some thoughts on the XO program as a whole, the first two MLR teams eliminated from the playoffs, and all of the rugby you can watch this weekend (0:00-25:40). Following “The Breakdown”, Colton gets Brendan’s opinions on some of rugby’s hottest issues, how he likes to eat his watermelon, and an update on his ‘Boots on the Ground Tour’ (25:41-35:56). After the interview, Brendan assigns some “Required Reading” and closes the show with some exciting news regarding snake drafts in “The Loop” (35:57-44:33).

Brendan is one of the masterminds behind Rugby PickEm, a blog, and podcast dedicated to talking about and telling stories related to all things American rugby and Major League Rugby. Follow them on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook and check out their website.

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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.