Welcome to DNVR Raptors.

DNVR Raptors will be your one-stop-shop for exclusive coverage of the Colorado Raptors, Colorado’s only professional rugby club.

Located in Glendale, an enclave in the heart of Denver, the Raptors were established in 2007 and were one of the seven founding members of Major League Rugby, the only professional rugby competition in the United States, in 2017.

While we hope that you’ll eventually become one, you don’t have to be a rugby fan to enjoy our coverage. If you are a fan of the inner workings of professional sports, a sports fan looking to get into something new, or a die-hard rugby fan, the coverage we will provide throughout the 2020 season will be of value to you.

When we say the coverage is exclusive, we mean it. DNVR subscribers will have a true behind the scenes look at one of the most unique professional sports operations in Colorado. We will be around the team every single day of the 2020 season, and we will document everything we see and hear in written pieces of content and podcasts that will run three times a week. In addition to the day-to-day coverage of the team, the options of the additional pieces of content we can provide are truly limitless. If you want to learn about specific strategies, we can help. If you are interested in learning about the analytics side of the game, we can help. If you want to know how these players, who hail from all over the world, spend their off-time around Denver, we can help.

Our goal is simple: Grow the sport of rugby. We can do that by providing complete coverage of the Raptors and answering any questions you may have along the way. Whether you are trying to learn about the sport and are becoming familiar with the rules or you are an expert and would like to ask the coach why he made a certain decision in a match, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is ask. If we don’t know the answer, we will be able to ask someone who can provide the answer by the end of the day.

Hit me with questions by reaching out to me on Twitter @DNVR_Raptors or @coltonstrickler.

We are extremely excited to bring you this unique look at the Colorado Raptors and Major League Rugby and hope you join us for the ride.


Colton Strickler is a Colorado guy through and through. He is a Wheat Ridge Farmer and a Colorado State Ram. He has been involved in the Colorado rugby community in some capacity since 2011. He was Major League Rugby's lead writer in 2018 and 2019 before joining DNVR Rugby.