FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 30th, 2014
NBC PRESENTS USA RUGBY EAGLES VS. NEW ZEALAND ALL BLACKS FROM HISTORIC SOLDIER FIELD THIS SATURDAY
Live Coverage of USA Eagles vs. New Zealand All Blacks Airs Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC
Universal Sports Airs Pre-Game and Post-Game Coverage, Beginning at 3 p.m. ET
Eagles vs. All Blacks to Stream Live on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 30, 2014 – NBC Sports Group presents an international rugby showdown this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC, when the USA Eagles face the New Zealand All Blacks from a sold-out Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill., home of the NFL’s Chicago Bears. NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream the match between the Eagles and All Blacks this Saturday.
The All Blacks are the reigning Rugby World Cup champions, winning their second title in 2011. Universal Sports will air pre-game coverage of this year’s exhibition match between the Eagles and All Blacks, starting at 3 p.m. ET, and will present post-game coverage beginning at 6 p.m. ET. In addition, Universal Sports will air an encore presentation of the game on Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports commentator Todd Harris will call the action, joined in the booth by former USA Sevens captain and USA Rugby World Cup participant Brian Hightower. Marty Snider will report all the action from the sidelines.
Following is the telecast schedule for NBC and Universal Sports’ coverage this weekend, all times Eastern:
|Sat., November 1||USA Eagles vs. New Zealand All Blacks (Pre-Show)||Universal Sports||3 p.m.|
|USA Eagles vs. New Zealand All Blacks||NBC||3:30 p.m.|
|USA Eagles vs. New Zealand All Blacks (Post-Show)||Universal Sports||6 p.m.|
|USA Eagles vs. New Zealand All Blacks (Encore)||Universal Sports||10 p.m.|
NBC Sports Group is also the exclusive home of USA Sevens Vegas and the Collegiate Rugby Championship. The Collegiate Rugby Championship is a joint collaboration between the NBC Sports Group and USA Sevens LLC. The tournament features 20 of the top college rugby teams in the nation including Notre Dame, Texas, Cal and Florida.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream Saturday’s match featuring the Team USA Eagles and the New Zealand All Blacks. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
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