Colton starts the show with ‘The Breakdown’ by talking about what’s going on with the Colorado XOs, MLR’s first external transfer, and all of the rugby you can watch this weekend (0:00-12:22). Following a short version of ‘The Breakdown’, Colton chats with Colorado XO fly-half Line Latu about getting back into rugby, playing football at Eastern Michigan, how he’s feeling heading into the first match of the season (12:24-30:55). After the conversation with Line, Colton gives you a third-consecutive break from ‘Required Reading’ and closes the show with ‘The Loop’ (30:57-33:41).

Line Latu passes the ball in training. (Photo: Justin Purdy)

Line Latu played both rugby and football growing up in San Mateo, California. After playing both sports in high school, Latu continued playing football at San Mateo College before transferring to Eastern Michigan to continue his career as a wide receiver. in two years with the program, Latu finished with 52 receptions for 745 yards and six touchdowns. Latu found his way back to rugby and will help lead the XOs backline into their first match against New Orleans RFC.

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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.