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It took nearly every match of Major League Rugby’s 2021 season, but the playoff picture is finally set. When it came down to it, there were only two matches that had real, significant playoff implications in the final round of the regular season. Rugby United New York and NOLA Gold squared off for the final playoff spot in the Eastern…

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).…

Round 17 was an important one around Major League Rugby. Not only did it officially end the season for the Toronto Arrows and the San Diego Legion, but some of the results also ended the pursuit for the playoffs for a few teams and threw one final wrench into the Eastern Conference playoff picture as well. The first match of…

With only eight teams in action over the Fourth of July weekend, Major League Rugby’s Round 16 slate was a little lighter than usual. Two fewer matches didn’t mean there was any less action, though as Round 16 was packed full of meaningful upsets across the board. The weekend started with a match between two of Major League Rugby’s proudest…

Colton starts the show with “The Breakdown” by talking about some of the biggest MLR news, the USA Eagles roster ahead of this weekend’s match, a women’s Stars vs. Stripes scrimmage, and all of the rugby you can watch this weekend (0:00-9:53). Following “The Breakdown”, Colton connects with rugby journalist Joe Harvey about his thoughts on the 2021 Major League…

Colton Strickler, Justin Michael of DNVR Rams, and Henry Chisholm of DNVR Buffs draft their dream rugby sevens team using all-time great athletes from the University of Colorado. There’s some discussion about Henry’s lack of rugby sevens knowledge, Colton’s lack of CU knowledge, and plenty of debates on the players selected throughout the draft. Who do you think won the…

Round 15 of Major League Rugy’s 2021 season is officially in the books, and with its completion, the playoff race is that much tighter. An action-packed weekend leaves us with a clearer picture of what the league’s third playoff tournament could look like, but several scenarios remain with three weeks left in the regular season. The first match of the…

Round 14 of Major League Rugby brought with it four more matches decided by six points or less and saw one more team officially eliminated from playoff contention. As each team’s story continues to be written, there is arguably none more interesting than the season that the Utah Warriors are having thus far. For the third-consecutive week, the Warriors chipped…

Rugby PickEm’s own Brendan sits shotgun with Colton for this episode of the DNVR Rugby Podcast. They begin the show with “The Breakdown” by talking about the Major League Rugby debuts of Colorado XOs Gelen Robinson and David Still, some thoughts on the XO program as a whole, the first two MLR teams eliminated from the playoffs, and all of…

It sounds crazy that it’s taken until Round 13, but the cream is beginning to rise to the top as Major League Rugby’s 2021 season enters the home stretch. With five rounds to play, the race for the two playoff spot in each conference remains as tight as it has been all year long, but some of the teams at…

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