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Glendale’s rugby department has been hard at work during the pandemic. With the Colorado Raptors withdrawing from Major League Rugby back on April 9 and no season to prepare for, things have looked a little different around Infinity Park. The seven people that makeup Glendale’s rugby department have been chasing an idea that everyone familiar with rugby has thought about…

Colton Strickler starts the show with ‘The Breakdown’ by talking about all of the rugby that you can watch on television this weekend. After that, Colton talks with Mandel Dixon (6:23) and Gelen Robinson (18:10) about playing professional football and what the process has been like as they prepare for the transition to rugby through the RugbyTown Crossover Academy. After…

Colton Strickler jumps into the show with ‘The Breakdown’ by talking about former Raptor Robbie Petzer signing with the Dallas Jackals for 2021 before telling you about all of the rugby you can watch this weekend (it’s a lot). After ‘The Breakdown’, Colton talks RugbyTown Crossover Academy manager Peter Pasque about his role in building the program, how they’ve gone…

Colton Strickler begins the show with ‘The Breakdown’ by providing an update on the latest COVID-19 drama in the Premiership before touching on the Bledisloe Cup. After the ‘The Breakdown’, Colton chats with Infinity Park public address announcer and Altitude Sports Radio host Nate Kreckman about his unique experience with rugby, some of his favorite players, and matches that he’s…

Colton Strickler starts the show with ‘The Breakdown’ by talking about this week’s biggest news from Major League Rugby and this weekend’s Premiership fixtures. Following the ‘The Breakdown’, Colton has a conversation with Houston SaberCats skills and defense coach Paul Emerick about his rugby career and what he thinks about the RugbyTown Crossover Academy. After the conversation with Paul, Colton…

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 starts the show with ‘The Breakdown’ by breaking down the most recent Major League Rugby and USA Rugby news before jumping into the weekly Super Rugby, Premiership Rugby, and PRO14 updates. Following the explosion of news in ‘The Breakdown’, Colton chats with Collegiate All-American and original Glendale Raptor Josh Schmitz about his rugby career, the start of the…

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…

Colton Strickler starts the show with ‘The Breakdown’ by talking about Sakaria Taulafo’s signing with Rugby United New York, the weekly Super Rugby update (it’s bad this week), and the first fixtures of Premiership Rugby’s restart (that’s a good thing). Following ‘The Breakdown’, Colton chats with former Raptor Mike Tafel about the early days of the Glendale Raptors teams, why…

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…

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