USA Rugby Summer Test Series to Air on CBS Sports Network
Agreement will bring top-tier International Rugby to a nationwide audience in prime time
For Immediate Release
Submitted by USA Rugby
June 16, 2016
LAFAYETTE, Colo. – USA Rugby and Rugby International Marketing have today announced that CBS Sports Network will air the USA Men’s Eagles June international test matches against Italy and Russia.
The Men’s Eagles clash against Italy at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California will be televised on CBS Sports Network the following day, on Sunday, June 19 at 9:00 pm ET. This will mark the fourth time the Azzurri of Italy have faced off against the USA Rugby Men’s Eagles. The Italians defeated the USA in their last matchup, a 30-10 victory in Houston four years ago, and hold a 4-0 record against the U.S. The USA will look to end that streak and secure their first-ever victory over a Tier One opponent this weekend.
The following week, the USA will face off against Russia at Sacramento’s Bonney Field. That match will also air on CBS Sports Network the following day, June 26 at 9:00 pm ET. The USA currently hold a 6-0 record against the Bears of Russia. In their last match, a 2013 test at Allianz Park in England, the USA won handedly, 28-7.
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
About USA Rugby
Established in 1975, USA Rugby is the governing body for the sport of rugby in America and a Full Sport Member of the United States Olympic Committee. Currently headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, USA Rugby is charged with developing the game on all levels and has more than 100,000 active members, with more than 35,000 playing collegiate rugby and 35,000 playing senior club rugby. USA Rugby oversees four national teams, multiple collegiate and high school All-American sides, and an emerging Olympic development pathway for elite athletes. It also hosts more than 30 national playoff and championship events each year as a service to its members. In October 2009, the International Olympic Committee announced Rugby Sevens (the seven-a-side version of the game) will appear in the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro. Visit www.usarugby.org for more information.
About Rugby International Marketing
Created by USA Rugby, Rugby International Marketing is a unique “for profit” commercial entity tasked with representing USA Rugby’s commercial rights and developing new revenue streams to fund the game. The mission of Rugby International Marketing is to provide incremental financial resources to USA Rugby by utilizing third-party capital in an entrepreneurially driven, for-profit company that leverages the commercial opportunities available to USA Rugby. The Rugby Channel is a subsidiary of Rugby International Marketing.
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