Colton starts off this old-school version of the podcast by reading some ads and talking about the episode (0:00 – 3:17). After the short introduction, Colton and Brendan talk about the first American Raptors – Denver Barbarians match since 2016. They review some of the history between the two clubs, talk about a few of the players on each team, and place a friendly wager on the match (3:19-34:47). The show’s regular format will return next week!

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.