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Colton wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving before kicking it over to some of his favorite segments from the DNVR Rugby Podcast in 2022 so far (0:00-1:53). Starting off with Rugby and Music (1:55-14:27), an interview with Buffalo Bills legend and former Northwestern rugby player Steve Tasker (14:29-32:41), and an interview with former William & Mary quarterback and current American Raptor Steve Cluley (32:43-1:06:08). Happy Thanksgiving! Please send in any questions you have about the American Raptors, rugby in Colorado, Major League Rugby, or American rugby as a whole to @DNVR_Rugby and @coltonstrickler on Twitter or leave a comment below. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link – Stitcher Link – Spotify Link

Colton starts off the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about the latest with the American Raptors, Major League Rugby’s newest team, USA Rugby’s last crack at the Rugby World Cup, and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen. After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks about a few former Raptors that have been drafted to the XFL and wonders what the re-emergence of that league could do to rugby in the spring. After the Grab Bag presented by GuardLab, Colton talks about some Thanksgiving stats in the Stat of the Week presented by Catapult, assigns some “Required Reading”, and closes the show with “The Loop” presented by First Bank. Please send in any…

Colton kicks off the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about the American Raptors home finale against St. Mary’s this weekend, USA Rugby’s last chance to qualify for the RWC, MLR adding Chicago, and finishes with All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-10:51). After “The Breakdown”, Colton chats with Pro Football Focus Lead Analyst Sam Monson about the potential of implementing rugby attacking concepts into the game of football, what is preventing it from taking over, and the Philadelphia Eagles deploying the rolling maul in short-yardage situations (10:52-27:27). Following the interview presented by GuardLab, Colton talks about expensive tickets in the Stat of the Week presented by Catapult, assigns some more…

Colton starts off the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about Paul Emerick’s departure as head coach from the American Raptors, Major League Rugby’s big announcement, Sights, Sounds, and Smells from USA-Canada in New Zealand with Brendan Shea of Rugby PickEm, and finishes with All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-13:56). Following “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with American Raptors fly-half Line Latu fresh off of his tour to Uruguay with the USA Falcons about training with USA Rugby, his progress as a rugby player, and Mexican food. (13:57-32:53). After the interview presented by GuardLab, Colton talks about Halloween in the Stat of the Week presented by Catapult, assigns some MLR-related “Required…

Shawn Clark’s belongings are scattered throughout the United States. He’s called apartments in New York, Colorado, Texas, and California home throughout the last 22 months of his life. He’s gotten good at moving. “I still feel like I have too much stuff,” Clark laughed. That’s life as a professional rugby player in the United States. That’s a life Shawn Clark didn’t even know existed until 22 months ago. A standout tight end at Monmouth University, Clark had his eyes on the NFL. He received invitations to minicamps with the Indianapolis Colts and the Buffalo Bills but found himself at a crossroads in November 2020. As COVID continued to alter the world as we knew it, Clark was presented with a…

Colton kicks off the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about the American Raptors’ loss to Life University, checking in on the performance of a few of the Raptors traveling the world with the USA Falcons, a trip to the Pacific Northwest to face the Seattle Rugby Club, what in the world is going on in MLR, and finishes with All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-12:01). After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with American Raptors fullback Steve Cluley about playing quarterback at William & Mary, acting in the Netflix original All American, and his unique journey to playing rugby. (12:03-45:26). After the interview presented by GuardLab, Colton talks about some tackling…

Colton starts off the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about some American Raptors running with the USA Falcons in South Africa and Uruguay, the upcoming match against Life University, SLAR?, and finishes with All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-6:21). After “The Breakdown”, Colton chats with John Fitzpatrick of Rugby Morning about the idea to start a daily rugby newsletter, how it has evolved over time, and what he thinks about rugby content as a whole. (6:23-56:48). After the interview presented by GuardLab, Colton skips the Stat of the Week presented by Catapult and “Required Reading”, and closes the show with “The Loop” presented by First Bank (56:50-58:41). John Fitzpatrick…

Colton starts off the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about the American Raptors’ Fall 2022 schedule, the Raptors scrimmage with the USA Eagles, the Women’s Rugby World Cup schedule, and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen. After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks about the Baltimore Ravens wide receivers using a rugby ball to warm up, revisits a conversation he had with Colorado XO scrum-half turned Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Michael Bandy about how playing rugby for five months made catching a football easier and looks at if this tactic is helping the Ravens so far. He also talks up a few Raptors that have caught his eye during the first…

Colton starts off the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about the Denver Nuggets participating in an American Raptors’ rugby practice, he recaps Aspen Ruggerfest, talks about a few Raptors training with USA Rugby, and finishes with All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-10:34). After “The Breakdown”, Colton chats with American Raptor Haaken Friend about his football career, the hardest part about rugby, and how rugby is like baseball. (10:35-33:46). After the interview with Haaken, Colton asks Denver Nuggets center DeAndre Jordan about his first rugby practice (33:47-35:50) After both of these interviews presented by GuardLab, Colton talks about the tallest rugby union players of all time in the Stat of…

Colton kicks off the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about the American Raptors’ Aspen Ruggerfest schedule, a top-secret USA Rugby camp, and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-5:17). After “The Breakdown”, Colton chats with American Raptor Luke Mallette about playing two sports in college, hoe rugby is like lacrosse, and his rehab for his knee injury. (5:19-26:53). After the interview presented by GuardLab, Colton talks about elevated playing surfaces in the Stat of the Week presented by Catapult, assigns some “Required Reading”, and closes the show with “The Loop” presented by First Bank (26:54-35:04). Luke Mallette (Photo: American Raptors Rugby) Luke Mallette started his college career as a lacrosse…

Colton kicks off the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about the size of the Fall 2022 American Raptors team, a trip up to Aspen, and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-5:57). Following “The Breakdown”, Colton reconnects with author Adam Hughes about the release of his new book This is Rugby. (5:58-52:25). After the interview presented by GuardLab, Colton talks about fantasy sports in the Stat of the Week category presented by Catapult, assigns some “Required Reading”, and closes the show with “The Loop” presented by First Bank (52:27-58:00). Adam Hughes passes a rugby ball. (Photo: Adam Hughes) Adam Hughes is the author of This Is Rugby: The Story, Culture,…

Colton begins the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills talking about the Fall 2022 American Raptors, goes over all of the USA Rugby news, and tells you about All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-6:31). Following “The Breakdown”, Colton puts a bow on the 2022 RugbyTown 7s (6:33-11:29). After the segment presented by GuardLab, Colton covers the Stat of the Week presented by Catapult, assigns some “Required Reading”, and closes the show with “The Loop” presented by First Bank (11:31-16:00). Please send in any questions you have about the American Raptors, rugby in Colorado, Major League Rugby, or American rugby as a whole to @DNVR_Rugby and @coltonstrickler on Twitter or leave a comment below. DON’T FORGET TO…

Colton begins the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by tracking the teams that the American Raptors will be playing on during the RugbyTown 7s, covers some RugbyTown 7s storylines, and wraps up with All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-7:39). Following “The Breakdown”, Colton talks all things RugbyTown 7s with World Rugby commentator and the voice of Infinity Park Dallen Stanford. Dallen provides some insight on how he prepares, previews the pools, and tells us about a few players he’ll keep his eye on (7:41-28:58). After the interview presented by GuardLab, Colton talks about catapults in the Stat of the Week presented by Catapult, assigns some “Required Reading”, and closes the show…

Colton starts the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about the latest happenings with the American Raptors and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-4:08). After “The Breakdown”, Colton chats with Glendale City Manager Linda Cassaday about the evolution of the RugbyTown 7s ahead of the 10th anniversary, what years stick out to her, and her favorite parts of the tournament (4:09-27:34). After the interview presented by GuardLab, Colton talks about sandwiches in the Stat of the Week presented by Catapult, assigns some “Required Viewing”, and closes the show with “The Loop” presented by First Bank (27:35-32:47). Please send in any questions you have about the American Raptors, rugby in Colorado,…

Colton kicks off the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about the American Raptors’ “RugbyTown” series being released in the United States, the changing of the collegiate rugby landscape, and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-5:06). After “The Breakdown”, Colton breaks down some of the best rugby references in music. (5:08-17:39). After the special rugby and music segment presented by GuardLab, Colton talks about the jumbo scrum caps that NFL players are wearing during training camp in the Stat of the Week presented by Catapult, assigns some “Required Reading”, and closes the show with “The Loop” presented by First Bank (17:41-24:11). Please send in any questions you have about the…

Colton starts the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about USA Rugby’s disappointing loss to Chile in the Rugby World Cup qualifier and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-8:34). After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with American Raptors forward Lucas Gramlick about his football career at UCLA, making the switch to rugby, and his acceleration through the rugby ranks (8:35-28:35). After the interview presented by GuardLab, Colton talks about some interesting watermelon facts in the Stat of the Week presented by Catapult, assigns some “Required Reading”, and closes the show with “The Loop” presented by First Bank (28:36-34:32). GLENDALE, CO – MAY 28: American Raptors vs Los Angeles Rising Stars at…

Colton kicks off the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by previewing USA Rugby’s Rugby World Cup qualifier vs. Chile, The Rugby Showcase, and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-7:36). After “The Breakdown”, Colton chats with Chilean Rugby Team Liaison Officer Jason Scrogham about how he got into helping out international teams that pass through Colorado, his responsibilities, and some fun tasks he’s had to complete over the years (7:37-30:25). After the interview presented by GuardLab, Colton talks about some USA-Chile matchup numbers in the Stat of the Week presented by Catapult, assigns some “Required Reading”, and closes the show with “The Loop” presented by First Bank (30:26-34:03). Jason Scrogham has served…

American Raptors rugby coordinator Scott Nies sits shotgun with Colton on this special episode of the podcast. They start off this special episode of the podcast with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about the American Raptors’ summer plans, a few MLR updates, previewing the USA Eagles match vs. Chile, and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen. After “The Breakdown”, Colton asks Scott about his responsibilities as the American Raptors rugby coordinator, some of the odd requests he’s had to handle, and what his goals are. After the interview presented by GuardLab, Colton talks about fireworks in the Stat of the Week presented by Catapult, skips this week’s “Required Reading”, and closes the…

Colton kicks off the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by reviewing the final weekend of the Challenge Cup of the Americas tournament, the MLR Championship Final, and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-13:57). After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with American Raptors center Zach Hall about his outstanding college football career, his transition to rugby, and his next football opportunity (13:58-34:02). After the interview presented by GuardLab, Colton talks about hot dogs in the Stat of the Week presented by Catapult, assigns some “Required Reading”, and closes the show with “The Loop” presented by First Bank (34:05-39:28). Zach Hall made the leap to rugby after having one of the best college football…

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