NEW YORK - The inaugural Rugby 7’s Collegiate Championship, a USA Sevens’ event, will be broadcast on NBC Sports on Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6 from 4:30-6 p.m. ET. Universal Sports will provide extended coverage on Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6 from 2-4:30 p.m. ET.
“Rugby Sevens is an exciting, fast-paced sport that is growing in global popularity, participation and interest,” said NBC Sports executive vice president Jon Miller. “USA Sevens is the ideal partner for this event, which features the best collegiate rugby teams in the country.”
“The colleges are the future of rugby in the United States,” said USA Sevens’ CEO Jon Prusmack. “Teaming with NBC Sports takes Rugby Sevens to the next level.”
The Collegiate Championship, a round-robin tournament, begins on Friday, June 4 and concludes with the championship game on Sunday, June 6 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. It features 16 collegiate teams with historic rugby programs.
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Rules of Rugby Sevens
May 3, 2010: Check out the rules for the Rugby 7's Collegiate Championship, airing on NBC June 5.
Check Rugby Sevens Talk with Buzz McClain for updates on the 16-team, round-robin USA 7's Rugby Collegiate Championship Invitational.
Rugby 7's Collegiate Championship
Inside Rugby 7's
April 1, 2010: Take a look at football without pads as Rugby 7's will air on NBC in June.