Colton starts the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about some American Raptors to keep an eye on in Round 2 of the 2022 Major League Rugby season and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend (0:00-8:39). After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with Seattle Seawolves Marketing & Communications Director Carly MacKinnon about her rugby career, how she got involved with the Seawolves, and what it’s been like to be with Seattle from the beginning of MLR (8:41-55:27). After the interview, Colton assigns some “Required Reading”, and closes the show with “The Loop” (55:28-58:40).

Carly MacKinnon passes a ball in a match.

Carly MacKinnon is the marketing and communications director for the Seattle Seawolves. A long-time member of the Seattle Rugby Club as a player, MacKinnon has been an integral part of the Seawolves operations staff since the club was founded. Having been around both the Seawolves and Major League Rugby since the beginning, few people have been able to experience the growth of the league in the way that MacKinnon has.

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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.