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Line Latu is grateful to be alive. If things had gone a little differently on the morning of June 6, 2021, the American Raptors fly-half knows that might not have been the case. A few weeks prior on May 22, The Colorado XOs – Glendale’s newly formed crossover academy – had just wrapped up their inaugural season with a match…

The RugbyTown Crossover Academy was born on November 19, 2020, with a four-day camp that consisted of 30 players. Of those 30 players, around 25 had never touched a rugby ball before. On November 19, 2021, the American Raptors – the team that the RugbyTown Crossover Academy transformed into – fell 32-29 in their second of two matches against Uruguay…

Colton kicks off the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about USA Rugby’s upcoming match against Uruguay, the American Raptors showing at Ruggerfest, a former Colorado XO in the Premier Rugby Sevens, and all of the rugby you can watch this weekend (0:00-8:35). After “The Breakdown”, Colton answers some of your questions about the XV Series, some…

The Raptors are back. After the Colorado Raptors withdrew from Major League Rugby back in April 2020, the direction of Glendale rugby was unknown. Now the Raptors brand is back after the club announced the decision to transition from the Colorado XOs to the American Raptors. The Raptors brand was put to the side as Glendale marched forward with a…

Colton starts the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by recapping the 2021 RugbyTown Sevens, talking about the latest Premier Rugby Sevens news, and the Major League Rugby draft (0:00-12:03). Following “The Breakdown”, Colton chats with USA Rugby sevens player and Tokyo 2020 Olympian Cody Melphy about his rugby career, the Olympics, and capitalizing on opportunities (12:05-44:09). Following the…

When Army Rugby Union and the United States Navy lace up their boots for their 11 AM kickoff on Friday, August 20, 727 days will have passed since Infinity Park last hosted the RugbyTown Sevens. COVID forced the cancellation of the tournament in 2020, but the three-day event returns this weekend for its ninth year August 20-22. Just like the…

Colton starts the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about the latest Colorado XO news, a whole lot of MLR stuff, and all of the rugby you can watch this weekend (0:00-10:37). After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with former University of Northern Colorado Bear and 2021 Major League Rugby draft prospect Zach Bastres. They talk about the…

Colton kicks off this special solo episode of the show with “The Breakdown” by talking about the Colorado XOs reporting for the fall season, the Major League Rugby Championship, the Olympics, and all of the rugby you can watch this weekend (0:00-12:55). After “The Breakdown”, Colton answers your questions about the men’s Eagles Olympic results, RugbyTown 7s, and why fifteens…

Colton Strickler, Justin Michael of DNVR Rams, and Nathan Rudolph of DNVR Avalanche draft their dream rugby sevens team using current and former Colorado Avalanche players. The guys discuss the similarities between hockey and rugby, talk about their different draft strategies, and break down some players that didn’t get drafted in the honorable mentions. Who do you think won the…

Colton starts the show with “The Breakdown” by talking about the Major League Rugby Championship Series, some playoff scenarios, and all of the rugby you can watch this weekend (0:00-9:33). After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with Colorado XO Director of Recruiting Peter Pasque about the club’s first season, sending guys to the MLR, and what to expect moving forward (9:35-41:12).…

Rugby United New York announced late Friday evening that the club had signed Colorado XO hooker Kaleb Geiger to a contract for the remainder of the 2021 Major League Rugby season. While some health issues kept Geiger sidelined for the majority of the XOs’ inaugural season, they didn’t prevent him from becoming the sixth member of the Colorado XOs to…

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