NBC Sports to Present Live Coverage of Team USA Eagles vs. New Zealand Black Ferns, 8/22
Following the Team USA Women's Eagles march through pool play of the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup, NBCSN will present live coverage of the Eagles' semifinal match against the New Zealand Black Ferns on Tuesday at noon ET.
The Eagles advanced to the semifinal after going 2-1 in pool play, with victories over Italy and Spain followed by a defeat to defending champion England. New Zealand has won the Women's Rugby World Cup four times, and outscored their opponents by a combined 203-17 in a sweep of their three pool play matches. The U.S. won the first-ever Women's Rugby World Cup in 1991, and last made it to the semifinal in 1998, when they eventually lost to New Zealand in the final.
Danny Pommells (host) and three-time Women's Rugby World Cup participant and USA Rugby Player of the Decade Phaidra Knight (analyst) will provide studio coverage of Tuesday's match.
In addition to Tuesday's match, NBCSN will also televise the Women's Rugby World Cup final on Sunday, August 27, at 11 p.m. ET. NBC Sports Gold - NBC Sports Digital's direct-to-consumer live streaming product - will provide live coverage of the two semifinal matches on Tuesday, August 22, as well as the final on Saturday, August 26. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Gold.
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NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and online at NBCSportsGold.com. NBC Sports Gold is powered by Playmaker Media, NBC Sports Digital's technology service which provides end-to-end support for companies in need of best-in-class live streaming and VOD solutions. Last year, NBC Sports Gold launched "Rugby Pass," which offered fans in the U.S. unprecedented commercial-free coverage of Premiership Rugby, live and on-demand, on mobile, tablet and connected TV devices. Click here for more information.