NBC to Air USA Eagles-New Zealand All Blacks Rugby Match on 11/1
NBC Sports Group will present an international rugby showdown on November 1 at 4 p.m. ET on NBC, when the USA Eagles face the New Zealand All Blacks from historic 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.
"We are excited to have the defending World Cup Champion New Zealand All Blacks back on NBC vs. Team USA." said Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC and NBCSN. "The matchup between these two prestigious rugby clubs will take place exactly one year to the date of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final, which will also air on NBC."
The All Blacks are the reigning Rugby World Cup champions from 2011, and were runners-up at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. Last year, the U.S. and New Zealand squared off at PPL Park in Philadelphia, Pa. on Nov. 9, when the All Blacks defeated the Eagles 29-19.
In addition to live coverage of the match, Universal Sports will air pre-game coverage starting at 3:30 p.m. ET, and post-game coverage immediately following the conclusion of the game.
NBC Sports Group is also the exclusive home of USA Sevens Vegas and the Collegiate Rugby Championship. NBC and NBCSN will telecast seven hours of collegiate Rugby Sevens action from the Collegiate Rugby Sevens Championships in Philadelphia, Pa., May 31-June 1. The Collegiate Rugby Championship is a joint collaboration between the NBC Sports Group and USA Sevens LLC. The tournament annually features 20 of the top college rugby teams in the nation including Notre Dame, Texas, Cal and Florida.
NBC Sports Live Extra - NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets - will stream November'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 (http://stream.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.