The Rugby Channel and ESPN2 to broadcast Americas Rugby Championship, ESPN3 to live stream ten matches
LAFAYETTE, Colo. – All five USA Men’s Eagles matches during this year’s Americas Rugby Championship will be broadcast exclusively live on The Rugby Channel, with the three North American-hosted games to be re-aired nationally on ESPN2, USA Rugby announced.
Additionally, the ten remaining matches in the tournament will be streamed live on ESPN3.
Now in its second year, the ARC includes six of North and South America’s top-ranked international rugby union sides: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the U.S., and Uruguay. The Rugby Channel, Rugby International Marketing’s subscription digital media platform, will stream all five of the Eagles’ five tournament matches LIVE beginning with the Saturday, Feb. 4, clash with Uruguay in San Antonio.
ESPN2 will carry three Eagles’ matches on a delayed basis. A re-air broadcast of the USA v. Uruguay match will be shown on ESPN2 the following night, Sunday, Feb. 5, at 8:30 p.m. ET. The Feb. 11 match between the U.S. and Brazil in Austin, Texas, will be aired on ESPN2 Feb. 12 at 10:30 p.m. ET. The border rivalry match against Canada will air on ESPN2 at midnight on Monday, Feb. 20.
Subscriptions for The Rugby Channel start at just $4.99 a month, and can be purchased at TheRugbyChannel.tv.
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USA Eagles Broadcast Schedule
|Feb. 4||4:00 pm||The Rugby Channel||Uruguay||USA||Toyota Field|
|Feb. 5||8:30 pm||ESPN2 (re-air)||Uruguay||USA||Toyota Field|
|Feb. 11||7:00 pm||The Rugby Channel||Brazil||USA||Dell Diamond|
|Feb. 12||10:30 pm||ESPN2 (re-air)||Brazil||USA||Dell Diamond|
|Feb. 18||8:00 pm||The Rugby Channel||USA||Canada||Swangard Stadium|
|Feb. 20||12:00 am||ESPN2 (re-air)||USA||Canada||Swangard Stadium|
|Feb. 25||TBD||The Rugby Channel||USA||Chile||TBD|
|Feb. 26||6:00 pm||ESPN3 (re-air)||USA||Chile||TBD|
|Mar. 4||3:40 pm||The Rugby Channel||USA||Argentina||Estadio Municipal|
|Mar. 5||3:40 pm||ESPN3 (re-air)||USA||Argentina||Estadio Municipal|