Colton kicks off the show with “The Breakdown” by talking about some Colorado XOs making the leap to Major League Rugby, the USA Eagles upcoming match against Ireland, a women’s Stars vs. Stripes scrimmage at Infinity Park, and all of the rugby you can watch this weekend (0:00-15:02). After “The Breakdown”, Colton catches up with Colorado XO and new Rugby United New York lock Max Dacey about his move to New York, his XO turned RUNY teammate Kaleb Geiger, and RUNY’s playoff push (15:04-32:55). After the interview, Colton assigns some “Required Reading” and talks about what’s coming up in “The Loop” (32:57-36:39).

Max Dacey. (Photo: Rugby United New York)

Max Dacey was one of the most experienced rugby players on the Colorado XOs during the club’s inaugural season. He was a member of the Glendale Academy side back in 2017 and returned to the Colorado XOs after back surgery kept him sidelined for nearly three years. His performance with the XOs earned him a contract with Rugby United New York. When he’s not playing rugby, he’s talking about rugby on his podcast Rugby on the Rise.

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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.