FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 13th, 2022
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF RUGBY 7S NATIONAL COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND ACROSS NBC, CNBC & PEACOCK
Inaugural Tournament from Kennesaw State University to Crown National Champions in Men’s and Women’s Collegiate 7s
Commentators: Dan Lyle (Play-by-Play), Alex Corbisiero (Analyst) and Abby Gustaitis (Sideline Reporter)
Rugby Offerings Available to U.S. Commercial Establishments through NBC Sports Pub Pass
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 13, 2022 – NBC Sports presents coverage of the inaugural Rugby 7s National Collegiate Championships tomorrow, Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 across NBC, CNBC and Peacock. The event will be held at Kennesaw State University.
The inaugural tournament, which will crown national collegiate champions in men’s and women’s rugby 7s, follows the Olympic format of seven players per side and begins Saturday at 11:40 a.m. ET on Peacock and continues at 2 p.m. ET on CNBC.
On Sunday, the semifinal round begins at 11:40 a.m. ET live on Peacock, and continues at 2 p.m. ET on CNBC. The championship matches in the men’s and women’s groups follow live on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.
NBC Sports’ Rugby 7s National Collegiate Championships coverage is part of an extensive collection of rugby programming across NBC Sports platforms which spans the calendar year, including the Six Nations Championship, Tokyo Olympics, Gallagher Premiership Rugby, the HSBC Sevens Series, the 2021 British & Irish Lions Tour of South Africa, the 2022 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand, and the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.
Yesterday, the World Rugby Council unanimously voted to officially select the United States as the host nation of the 2031 Men’s Rugby World Cup and the 2033 Women’s Rugby World Cup, marking the first time the tournament will be hosted in the United States.
Rugby offerings are available to U.S. commercial establishments through the NBC Sports Pub Pass – a customizable direct-to-consumer platform developed specifically for the retail pub/restaurant market in the U.S. Through the Six Nations Championship, all tournament matches will be available live, commercial-free and on-demand.
- Play-by-play: Dan Lyle, a former USA Rugby captain and Premiership Rugby player
- Analyst: Alex Corbisiero, who played internationally for England and won the Six Nations Championship in 2011
- Sideline Reporter: Abby Gustaitis, a 2013 collegiate All-American (15s) and a former member and co-captain of the USA Women’s Sevens team
HOW TO WATCH (ALL COVERAGE LIVE)
Saturday, May 14
|Navy vs. Santa Clara (Men’s Gold)||11:42 a.m.||Peacock|
|Central Washington vs. Ohio State (Men’s Gold)||12:04 p.m.||Peacock|
|UCLA vs. Texas A&M (Men’s Gold)||12:26 p.m.||Peacock|
|Life vs. Queens (Women’s Gold)||12:48 p.m.||Peacock|
|Lindenwood vs. Brown (Women’s Gold)||1:10 p.m.||Peacock|
|Princeton vs. Stanford (Women’s Red)||1:32 p.m.||Peacock|
|Life vs. Indiana (Men’s Gold)||2:03 p.m.||CNBC|
|Arizona vs. Clemson (Men’s Gold)||2:27 p.m.||CNBC|
|Tennessee vs. Florida (Men’s Red)||2:51 p.m.||CNBC|
|Dartmouth vs. West Chester (Women’s Gold)||3:15 p.m.||CNBC|
|Army vs. Sacred Heart (Women’s Gold)||3:39 p.m.||CNBC|
Sunday, May 15
|Women’s Red Cup Semifinal 1||11:42 a.m.||Peacock|
|Women’s Red Cup Semifinal 2||12:04 p.m.||Peacock|
|Men’s Red Cup Semifinal 1||12:26 p.m.||Peacock|
|Men’s Red Cup Semifinal 2||12:48 p.m.||Peacock|
|Women’s Blue Cup Final||1:10 p.m.||Peacock|
|Men’s Blue Cup Final||1:32 p.m.||Peacock|
|Women’s Gold Cup Semifinal 1||2:05 p.m.||CNBC|
|Women’s Gold Cup Semifinal 2||2:27 p.m.||CNBC|
|Men’s Gold Cup Semifinal 1||2:49 p.m.||CNBC|
|Men’s Gold Cup Semifinal 2||3:11 p.m.||CNBC|
|Women’s Gold Bowl Final||3:33 p.m.||CNBC|
|Men’s Gold Bowl Final||4:05 p.m.||NBC, Peacock|
|Women’s Red Cup Final||4:27 p.m.||NBC, Peacock|
|Men’s Red Cup Final||4:49 p.m.||NBC, Peacock|
|Women’s Gold Cup Final||5:11 p.m.||NBC, Peacock|
|Men’s Gold Cup Final||5:33 p.m.||NBC, Peacock|
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