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June 15, 2023

​​Premier Rugby Sevens Names DAZN as European Broadcast Partner for 2023 Season

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Five-stop summer circuit will showcase global male and female stars starting on June 17

 

(NEW YORK, June 15, 2023) Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the U.S.-based professional rugby sevens competition featuring some of the top global male and female players, announced DAZN will be the league’s European Broadcast Partner for the 2023 season. Recently expanding in scale and scope across the U.S., PR7s will feature eight men’s teams and eight women’s teams, competing in tournaments across America starting this Saturday, July 17, in Austin, TX.

European rugby fans will see several familiar faces participating in PR7s, including World Rugby Sevens all-time leading try scorer Dan Norton. As an Olympic Silver Medalist and native of Gloucester, England, Norton will play for the Loonies in PR7s’ Western Conference.

In 2023, PR7s tournaments will bring the famous rugby sevens festival experience to Austin at Q2 Stadium for the Eastern Conference Kickoff (Saturday, June 17), Minneapolis at TCO Stadium for the Western Conference Kickoff (June 24, 2023), San Jose at PayPal Park for the Western Conference Finals (Saturday, July 15), and Pittsburgh at Highmark Stadium for the Eastern Conference Finals (Sunday, July 23). 

Fans can find broadcast times and the full schedule at https://www.prsevens.com/wheretowatch. American broadcast partners include FS1 and CBS Sports Network. 

 

“As we add more international talent to PR7s, there is increasing demand for rugby fans around the world to watch our tournaments,” said Owen Scannell, Founder and CEO of Premier Rugby Sevens. “Partnering with DAZN will bring even more eyeballs to our league, as viewers at home and abroad will be captivated by our format where every match matters.”

“DAZN are really excited to be partnering with Premier Rugby Sevens for the 2023 season” said Veronica Diquatro CEO DAZN Global. “it is a highly competitive league and we cant wait to broadcast all the action live to our European customers.”

 

PR7s tournaments include a series of eight 14-minute games, rotating between the men’s and women’s competitions on the same day. Each event will crown a men’s and women’s winner. The season-long competition will build towards the 2023 PR7s Championship, where one franchise will take home the 2023 PR7s United Championship – an unprecedented prize that combines the men’s and women’s results. Additionally, the last men’s team standing will take home the A. Jon Prusmack Cup, and the women’s prize is the Kathy Flores Cup, honoring two major pioneers in American rugby.

 

The following is the PR7s conference breakdown:

 

Eastern Conference

  • Texas Team
  • New York Locals
  • Southern Headliners
  • Pittsburgh Steeltoes  I’m

 

Western Conference

  • Northern Loonies
  • SoCal Loggerheads
  • Rocky Mountain Experts
  • Golden State Retrievers

The DAZN and PR7s partnership was brokered by the UK-based TCB Sport Media rights agency.

About Premier Rugby Sevens

Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the highest professional level of rugby sevens in the United States and a proud partner of USA Rugby, is a revolutionary circuit showcasing the most electric men’s and women’s athletes on the planet. PR7s brings the global excitement of rugby through a fast-paced, high-scoring on-field experience, complemented by engaging fan festivals throughout North America. As a traveling circuit with a focus on North America, PR7s is the fastest, toughest, and most electrifying game on the planet and the first sports organization of its kind, with men’s and women’s teams competing under one umbrella with equal pay. To learn more about Premier Rugby Sevens, go to PRSevens.com and follow the league on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

 

About DAZN 

Dazn is a leading sports streaming service in Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Japan, Taiwan, Canada, the US and UK.  Its wide range of content includes top-flight football from the world’s most popular competitions – Bundesliga, English Premier League, J.League, LaLiga, Serie A, and the UEFA Champions League, in addition to the biggest sports from around the world - Formula 1, NFL, NBA, MotoGP and the UFC.   DAZN is the only place for fans around the world to watch every NFL match outside North America.   

  

Dazn is building the ultimate sports entertainment business where fans from across the globe can watch, read, bet, play, share, socialise, buy tickets and merchandise, all in one place, with one account, one wallet and on one app.   

  

For more information on Dazn, our products, people, and performance, visit dazngroup.com.

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