Match between world ranked teams No. 6 and No. 7 to air on FloRugby.com in North America
AUSTIN, TX — May 16, 2018 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live sports and original content, announced an exclusive agreement with Rugby International Marketing (RIM) to be the official broadcast partner in North America and live stream the men’s rugby test match between South Africa and Wales on FloRugby.com. The event will be held on Saturday, June 2, in Washington D.C. at RFK Stadium.
Since its launch last year, FloRugby has become one of the leading sources for elite youth, college, professional, and international rugby news and coverage, and home to some of the most competitive rugby events, including the 2018 Women’s Six Nations, the 2018 North American Invitational 7s, the Boys and Girls High School Nationals and the Pacific Rugby Premiership.
South Africa and Wales will compete against each other on U.S. soil for the first time in June, and the event kicks off the international rugby season. Both teams sit in the Top 10 world rankings, with South Africa ranked sixth in the world, and Wales one below at seventh in the world. This will be the 34th meeting between the two rugby powers, who first played each other in 1906. The overall series favors South Africa 28-4-1, but they’ve split the last six matches 3-3.
“Rugby is among the fastest-growing and most popular sports in the U.S., and we’re excited to showcase elite international rugby to fans in the U.S. and Canada,” FloSports SVP, Rights and Acquisition Strategy Adam Fenn said. “We look forward to a lively atmosphere and a competitive match between South Africa and Wales.”
To access live and on-demand coverage of the Wales vs. South Africa match in North America, visit FloRugby.com and become a monthly or annual PRO subscriber. Either subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch on your big screen by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku, or Apple TV 4.
For more information, visit www.FloSports.tv.
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About Rugby International Marketing
Established in 2015, Rugby International Marketing (RIM) is the for-profit commercial arm of USA Rugby, tasked with monetizing the federation’s commercial rights and developing new revenue streams to fund the growth of the game in America. RIM is majority-owned by USA Rugby, but structured to attract inward investment from strategic partners. Since its inception, RIM has developed and executed on USA Rugby’s largest events including the Emirates Airline Summer Series, America’s Rugby Championship and securing the 2018 bid for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco. Additionally, RIM developed existing and new partnerships with USA Rugby, tying in brands such as Emirates Airlines, UL, adidas, and The United States Marine Corps. Read more.