Colton jumps into the show with “The Breakdown” by talking about the Colorado XOs’ 52-28 victory over Pathway 404, their upcoming match against Rugby HTX in Houston, and their first-ever home match against the Hartford Harpooners next weekend before talking about all of the rugby you can watch this weekend (0:00-10:29). After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with Colorado XO fullback David Still about his favorite tackles of the season, the key to scoring tries, and why he thinks he’s the hardest hitter on the team (10:30-26:28). After the interview, Colton assigns some “Required Reading” and closes the show with some news for next week in “The Loop” (26:30-29:07).

David Still carries the ball in a Colorado XO training session. (Photo: Justin Purdy)

David Still played football at Saginaw Valley State University before giving rugby a try. He played all over the field on offense and defense for the Cardinals before focusing on the defensive side of the ball during his sophomore year of college. His experience at safety, linebacker, defensive end, and wide receiver has made the transition to rugby easier. Along with being called one of the most feared tacklers on the team, he also leads the XOs in tries with five through six matches.

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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.