FloRugby has 80+ matches and 30 days of live rugby coverage remaining in 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — October 15, 2018 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced that FloRugby.com will offer live and on-demand coverage of 45 top-level matches this fall spanning the HSBC Women’s World Sevens Series, The Rugby Weekend, and all Autumn Internationals matches for the France and Scotland men’s national teams.
Coverage of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series games begin Oct. 20-21, 2018, in Colorado. FloRugby will air 34 matches in the U.S. This is the new opening round of the global circuit and features the best 12 women’s 7s teams in the world.
FloRugby.com is the exclusive home of the USA Eagles and The Rugby Weekend, which features three matches from Soldier Field in Chicago on Nov. 3, 2018. This will be the first time ever that three full international matches have been played in one day in a large-venue stadium. Marquee matches include world No. 5 USA Women’s Eagles vs. world No. 1 New Zealand Black Ferns, as well as the USA Men’s Eagles vs. the Maori All Blacks. FloRugby has exclusive global rights to both matches outside of New Zealand. In addition, FloRugby has exclusive U.S. broadcast rights to the other match including men’s world No. 2 Ireland vs. men’s world No. 14 Italy.
FloRugby has expanded its international coverage thanks to a partnership with Pitch International to exclusively broadcast 12 international test matches in 2018 and 2019 in the U.S.. This includes all men’s French and Scottish Autumn Internationals in 2018 and six men’s World Cup warmup matches in 2019, featuring England (2 matches), Scotland (1 match), Ireland (1 match), Wales (1 match), and France (1 match). In addition to these matches, FloRugby will also be streaming all England men’s and women’s internationals in autumn 2018.
The complete 2018-19 schedule of matches can be found on FloRugby.com. Upcoming matches include:
- Oct. 20, 2018: HSBC USA Women’s Sevens
- Oct. 21, 2018: HSBC USA Women’s Sevens
- Nov. 3, 2018: The Rugby Weekend, USA Women’s Eagles vs. New Zealand Black Ferns
- Nov. 3, 2018: The Rugby Weekend, USA Men’s Eagles vs. Maori All Blacks
- Nov. 3, 2018: The Rugby Weekend, Ireland vs. Italy (men)
- Nov. 10, 2018 Men: France vs. South Africa
- Nov. 10, 2018 Men: Scotland vs. Fiji
- Nov. 17, 2018 Men: France vs. Argentina
- Nov. 17, 2018 Men: Scotland vs. South Africa
- Nov. 24, 2018 Men: France vs. Fiji
- Nov. 24, 2018 Men: Scotland vs. Argentina
“The addition of 45 top-tier rugby matches to our network is a huge value-add to rugby customers,” FloSports co-founder and interim CEO Mark Floreani said. “These three new deals add to our momentum in rugby and illustrate our continued investment in our content and coverage for our subscribers.”
“We’re very excited to close out a busy 2018 with some landmark events on FloRugby,” Interim CEO Ross Young said. “With The Rugby Weekend and HSBC USA Women’s Sevens on deck, USA-hosted rugby is ready for the fall limelight.”
Streaming more than 10,000 live competitions per year, FloSports continues to emerge as the global leader in live, in-depth, and on-demand digital coverage for passionate sports fans.
To access live and on-demand coverage of all HSBC Women’s World Seven Series, The Rugby Weekend, and the French and Scottish Autumn Internationals matches, visit FloRugby.com to become a monthly or annual PRO subscriber. Either subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku, or Apple TV 4.
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About World Rugby HSBC Women’s Sevens Series:
Launched in 2012, the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series is an annual competition for national teams in the Olympic version of rugby – Rugby 7s. Currently comprised of six tournaments around the world, the Series pits the best players in the world and gives them the chance to experience global, elite level, high-performance sevens competition. Coupled with the spike in interest after the Olympic Games, the series has sparked significant growth in the women’s game with an increased appetite for broadcast, live streaming, and social media.
About The Rugby Weekend:
The Rugby Weekend is a weekend of international rugby hosted by USA Rugby and its partners. In conjunction with TLA, USA Rugby has hosted men’s national teams the New Zealand All Blacks, Maori All Blacks, and Ireland, bringing world-class rugby to iconic Soldier Field. This year, The Rugby Weekend has expanded to include a women’s international between the USA and New Zealand, and, for the first time, the Italian men’s national team will compete.
About Autumn Internationals:
Rugby’s tradition is steeped in the Autumn Internationals, a rite of passage of national teams since New Zealand’s “The Originals” toured England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and France in 1905. Since then, Autumn has been the time for teams in the Southern Hemisphere to tour the Home Nations. World Rugby has since formalized the concept, marking November as the time for national teams to playing in Europe, providing fans with unmatched opportunities to see their heroes.