Colton kicks this Colorado XO-heavy show off with “The Breakdown” by talking about XO prop Ma’ake Muti’s move to the Los Angeles Giltinis and Colorado’s upcoming match against Clemson before wrapping up with all of the rugby you can watch this weekend (0:00-12:15). After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with Clemson Director of Rugby and former USA Eagle Troy Hall about his playing career, his thoughts on the Colorado XO program, and how he is preparing his team ahead of their match against the XOs (12:16-53:06). After the interview, Colton assigns some required listening for this week’s “Required Reading” and closes the show with “The Loop” (53:08-55:46).

Clemson Director of Rugby Troy Hall. (Photo: Troy Hall)

Troy Hall is the director of rugby for Clemson University. Originally from New Zealand, Hall moved to New York with his wife and won two national championships with New York Athletic Club. He was also a member of the United States National Sevens Team and Eagle #422. He was the head coach of Oregon State University and the rugby development director at Rugby Oregon prior to coming to Clemson. He is involved in the Athlete Collective and co-founded Hall Wellness & Sports Consultants, which is an online consulting company with his wife, Sarah.

Troy Hall (left) playing in a match against Tonga. (Photo: Troy Hall)

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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.