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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…

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 A as the team of athletes-turned-rugby-players concluded a two-week tour of Uruguay. What a difference a year makes. In the 365 days that separated the two milestones, the team has gone by three different names, has accumulated a 14-12 record, and has already shown the ability to develop athletes into rugby players at an impressive rate. The maiden voyage that…

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 interview, Colton assigns some Colorado XO-related “Required Reading”, and closes the show with “The Loop” (44:10-46:36). Cody Melphy is from Littleton, Colorado, and grew up playing soccer before making the switch to rugby in high school. After playing soccer for one year at Metropolitan State University, Melphy left school and began playing rugby with the Glendale Raptors and the Littleton…

Colton begins the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about what to watch for at the 2021 RugbyTown Sevens, the pools, and some Colorado XOs to keep your eye on (0:00-8:31). After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with the voice of RugbyTown USA, World Rugby Commentator, and former USA Sevens Eagle Dallen Stanford about what he’s been up to, the history of RugbyTown Sevens, and some teams and players that he’s watching for (8:33-28:08). . After the interview, Colton assigns some “Required Reading”, teases next week’s show, and challenges anyone to come beat him in NBA Jam this weekend “The Loop” (28:09-30:12). Dallen Stanford is the voice of RugbyTown USA, a World Rugby commentator and played for 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 years prior, the 2021 RugbyTown Sevens will not lack elite talent. This year’s tournament will feature some of the highest caliber sevens teams from around both the United States and the world as they all compete for the $10,000 grand prize. The pools for the 2021 tournament will look like this: Pool A Army Rugby Union Old Breed Select Sevens…

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