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Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

LIVE COVERAGE OF HSBC WORLD RUGBY SVNS SERIES FROM LOS ANGELES EXCLUSIVELY ON PEACOCK THIS WEEKEND

Live Coverage Begins with Pool Play on Friday, March 1, at 7:20 p.m. ET Exclusively on Peacock

Matches Held at Dignity Health Sports Park – Future Host Venue of 2028 L.A. Olympics

Over 25 Hours of Live Rugby Coverage on Peacock This Weekend

NBC Sports to Present Live Coverage of Semifinals and Finals from All Eight HSBC SVNS Tournaments on Peacock in 2023-24

STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 28, 2024 – Peacock exclusively streams over 25 hours of live coverage of the HSBC World Rugby SVNS Series this weekend, when the series makes its return to Los Angeles, Calif., at Dignity Health Sports Park, the future host venue of the 2028 L.A. Olympics, this weekend.

The HSBC SVNS Series is an annual series of international rugby sevens tournaments – which follows the Olympic format of seven players per side – featuring national teams in both men’s and women’s competition. Consisting of eight tournaments held around the world, teams compete for series points at each round, culminating with the final round in Madrid on May 31-June 2, 2024.

This weekend, Peacock will exclusively stream live coverage of men’s and women’s pool play, semifinals, and finals. Pool play begins this Friday, March 1, at 7:20 p.m. ET exclusively on Peacock, with quarterfinals and semifinals beginning Sunday, March 3, at 12:20 p.m. ET and finals later in the day at 7:30 p.m. ET. For a full schedule, see the chart at the bottom.

Participating men’s teams in this year’s 2023-24 HSBC SVNS Series include: USA, Canada, New Zealand, Samoa, South Africa, Argentina, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Fiji, France, and Great Britain.

Participating women’s teams in this year’s 2023-24 HSBC SVNS Series include: USA, Fiji, Great Britain, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Japan, Canada, France, and Spain.

Entering this weekend’s tournament, the U.S. sits fourth in the women’s SVNS Series standings behind leaders Australia, second-place New Zealand and third-place France. This weekend, the U.S. women are expected to be led by co-captains Naya Tapper and Lauren Doyle, as well as Ilona Maher.

In the men’s SVNS Series, the U.S. is eighth in the standings, but coming off a season-best fourth-place finish in last weekend’s SVNS tournament in Vancouver. The U.S. men are expected to feature veterans Perry Baker, Madison Hughes and captain Kevon Williams. Both U.S. women’s and men’s teams have qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

On the men’s side, Argentina has won the last three SVNS tournaments this season to take a commanding lead in the standings. On the women’s side, Australia won the first two, with Ireland and New Zealand winning the most recent pair. Additionally, the France men are expected to feature global 15s rugby star and 2024 Paris Olympics hopeful Antoine Dupont, who made his SVNS Series debut last weekend.

The Los Angeles 7s is the fifth of eight stops on the 2023-24 HSBC World Rugby SVNS Series, followed by Hong Kong, Singapore, and Madrid.

How to Watch – Friday, March 1-Sunday, March 3 (all times ET):

    • Streaming: Peacock (LIVE)
Day Match Time (ET) Platform
Fri., March 1 Pool Play Day 1 7:20 p.m. Peacock
Sat., March 2 Pool Play Day 2 – Part 1 12:20 p.m. Peacock
  Pool Play Day 2 – Part 2 4:51 p.m. Peacock
  Men’s Quarterfinals/Semifinals 9:30 p.m. Peacock
Sun., March 3 Quarterfinals/Semifinals – Part 1 12:20 p.m. Peacock
  Quarterfinals/Semifinals – Part 2 4:13 p.m. Peacock
  Finals 7:30 p.m. Peacock

 

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