Colton starts the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about the American Raptors’ presence at the National Scouting Combine, some MLR news, and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-9:47). Following “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with Rugby World features editor Alan Dymock about his piece on the American Raptors, rugby players making the switch to professional wrestling, and why more rugby players haven’t stuck around in the NFL. (9:48-1:02:39). After the interview presented by GuardLab, Colton unveils a brand new Stat of the Week category presented by Catapult, assigns some “Required Reading”, and closes the show with some programming notes in “The Loop” presented by First Bank (1:02:40-1:08:19).

Alan Dymock is the features editor of Rugby World magazine and A loosehead prop in his playing days, Alan represented Scotland at two Junior World Championships (in Durban, South Africa, and Dubai, respectively). He joined Rugby World as a features writer in 2013, but has also contributed to The IndependentEvening StandardCNN, and The Times & Sunday Times – he is also a regular panelist on their Ruck podcast. Alan specializes in long-reads and detailed studies of big-pictures issues within the game, as well as stories of far-flung events and quirky characters.

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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.