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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 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…

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’…

Colton Strickler takes you through the big news in rugby this week with ‘The Breakdown’. Afterwards, he sits down for a conversation with Doug Coil, journalist and editor of djcoilrugby.com about Saturday’s Major League Rugby Collegiate Draft. Doug and Colton also talk about the expansion draft, the first-ever PRO Rugby match, and country music. Following the interview, Colton assigns some…

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…

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