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Colton Strickler starts the show with ‘The Breakdown’ by reminding you to check out the XV Foundation’s virtual event ‘Building the Championship Mindset’ on Friday, September 18 at 6:30 PM. Following the ‘The Breakdown’, Colton talks with Glendale Director of Rugby Mark Bullock about the RugbyTown Crossover Academy and the club’s new direction. After the interview portion of the show,…

Colton Strickler kicks off the show with ‘The Breakdown’ by talking about watching the RugbyTown 7s rebroadcast at the DNVR Bar this weekend, the weekly Super Rugby update, and what’s on tap for Premiership Rugby and PRO14. After a short version of ‘The Breakdown’, Colton has a conversation with Houston SaberCats fly-half and Major League Rugby’s all-time leading scorer Sam…

Nick Boyer is heading back to California. The former Colorado Raptors’ scrum-half announced on Friday’s episode of the DNVR Rugby Podcast that he will continue his Major League Rugby career with the Los Angeles Giltinis in 2021 after being selected in the dispersal draft that took place shortly after Colorado announced their decision to withdraw from the competition. “I’m actually…

Robbie Petzer is the latest member of the 2020 Colorado Raptors team to announce where he will be playing his rugby in 2021. Petzer announced on Friday’s episode of the DNVR Rugby Podcast that he will be packing his bags and heading to play for Tokyo Gas of Japan’s Top East League next season. “Just before I left with the…

Major League Rugby’s newest franchise will be operating on island time. Nothing is set in stone, but that’s the way that things are heading. MLR announced on Thursday afternoon that the league has received an expansion bid from Kanaloa Hawaii and, “have now entered into an exclusive negotiating period to finalize terms and meet the League’s expansion benchmarks before being…

When the Colorado Raptors announced their intention to withdraw from Major League Rugby back on April 9, it left people with several different questions. Several of those questions remain unanswered some three months later, but one thing that we continue to learn about is where the players that made up the 2020 version of the Raptors will be playing their…

Colton Strickler covers the MLR Draft, Round 1 of Super Rugby Aotearoa, and touches on the San Diego Legion’s signing of Chris Robshaw in “The Breakdown’. After that, he talks to former Raptor Cristian Sarmento about his University of Northern Colorado football tackling records, his rugby career, and fishing in Alaska. Colton wraps up the show with some ‘Required Reading’…

The top Raptors match of all-time occurred on a cold and snowy night in March 2019. With the Toronto Arrows in town for the first time ever, it was evidently going to take much more than a patented Colorado spring blizzard to prevent this match from being played. The Raptors ended up using four tries scored by Chad Gough, Dylan…

The third-best Raptors match of all time was one of the most exciting games in Major League Rugby history and took place during a crucial part of the 2019 season. With both the Raptors and the Houston SaberCats looking to gain some ground in the table as the playoffs neared, the two teams squared off in what turned out to…

Colton Strickler checks in after a short break. He chats about USA Rugby’s return to play timeline, the first few MLR trades, and this weekend’s #DNVRWatches event. Please send in any questions you have about the Colorado Raptors, Major League Rugby or rugby as a whole to @DNVR_Raptors and @coltonstrickler on Twitter. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link – Stitcher…

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