Global Rugby Competition To Be Exclusively Streamed In The United States Only On FloRugby And The FloSports App And Will Feature The Best International Rivalries In The Sport Including Unions From England, Ireland, Wales, France, Scotland, Italy, Georgia And Fiji
Groundbreaking Tournament Format To Replace Autumn International Test Window And Will Deliver 16 World Class Matches Over Four Action Packed Weekends Starting November 13
AUSTIN, Texas (October 28, 2020) – International rugby competition organizer, Six Nations Rugby, and live sports streaming and original content innovator, FloSports, jointly announced today the highly-anticipated rugby tournament, Autumn Nations Cup, will be exclusively broadcast in the United States only on FloSports. The rugby competition will be streamed domestically on FloRugby and the FloSports app to rugby fans throughout the United States and will feature a pulse-pounding 16-game tournament showcasing the best in international rugby union rivalries from England, Wales, France, Italy, Scotland and Ireland along with the national teams from Georgia and Fiji. This completely new and innovative competition is taking the place of the traditional Autumn International Test window for 2020 and is scheduled to start on Friday, November 13, 2020 as Ireland faces Wales at Aviva Stadium at 7:00 PM GMT/2:00 PM ET. The Autumn Nations Cup will then continue through four action-packed weekends until Sunday, December 6, 2020 as home teams Georgia, Ireland, Wales and England host games on Finals Weekend.
In addition to the 16 games of the tournament, two additional warm up matches have been made available to fans in the United States including games between Scotland and Georgia as well as France and Wales. Both games took place on the weekend of October 23 and are available on demand on FloRugby. The format for the main tournament event will be two pools of four – Group A will include England, Ireland, Wales and Georgia while France, Scotland, Italy and Fiji will comprise Group B. Based upon the pool rankings coming into the final week, each team will face the team in their same position in the opposite group, creating the possibility of some very intriguing matchups. A full schedule can be found at FloRugby.
The exclusive broadcast of the Autumn Nations Cup on FloSports’ FloRugby platform represents a major win for rugby fans in the United States who will now have an internationally prestigious tournament delivered to them on an engaging digital platform.The United States is widely considered a sleeping giant for the sport of rugby. FloSports has committed itself to tapping into the emerging groundswell for international rugby competition seen around the country in order to grow the sport domestically. FloSports has continually demonstrated it has a proven model to increase the awareness of underserved sports ranging from wrestling, motorsports, cycling, cheerleading and hockey, among others, through highly targeted marketing, investments in innovative broadcast and production technologies, engaging content and a compelling user experience. In addition to the exciting Autumn Nations Cup tournament, FloSports will continue to bring world class events to global rugby fans through its partnership with USA Rugby and through ongoing investments in rugby media rights both in the United States and around the world.
Ben Morel, CEO of Six Nations Rugby said: “We are excited to be in a position to play International Rugby matches again and are delighted to have partnered with FloRugby to bring this exciting autumn competition to audiences in the US.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with Six Nations Rugby on this unique opportunity to bring international rugby to fans across the United States and showcase the unmatched talent that will be on display over four thrilling weekends,” said Adam Armstrong, FloSports’ Director, Rights Acquisition. “FloSports has a proven track-record of fueling growth and engagement across a variety of sports and we believe there is a dedicated fan base across the country that is looking for a consistent delivery of rugby matches and content. This partnership is the next step in our evolution to achieve that goal.”
To access live and on-demand coverage of the Autumn Nations Cup, visit FloRugby to become a monthly or annual PRO subscriber. FloRugby subscribers also receive complete access to the entire network of FloSports verticals ranging from motorsports, hockey, cycling, wrestling, football, baseball, softball, grappling and more. Watch the live events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.
Founded in 2006, FloSports is a venture-backed subscription video stream service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to hundreds of thousands of competition events across 25+ vertical sport categories in the US and abroad. FloSports vision is to give underserved sports the love they deserve. With a growing library of more than 300,000 hours of premium content including news, expert commentary, films, documentaries and more, FloSports has established itself as an innovator and leader in sports streaming. Finally, your sport has a home. For more information, please visit: flosports.tv.