Premier Rugby Sevens Teams Up with CBS Sports, FS1, and Tubi to Televise 2023 Season
Five-stop summer circuit will showcase global male and female stars across America
(NEW YORK, April 13, 2023) Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the U.S.-based professional rugby sevens competition featuring some of the top global male and female players, announced CBS Sports, FS1, and Tubi will showcase the 2023 Championship 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 nationally televised tournaments in Austin, Minneapolis, San Jose, and Pittsburgh, plus the 2023 PR7s Championship in Washington, D.C.
The 2023 PR7s season will kick off at Q2 Stadium in Austin live on CBS Sports Network on Saturday, June 17, and culminate with the PR7s Championship in D.C. live on FS1 on Sunday, Aug. 6.
2023 PR7s schedule of events:
Saturday, June 17 – Austin at Q2 Stadium – live on CBS Sports Network
Saturday, June 24 – Minneapolis at TCO Stadium – live on Tubi, re-aired on FS1
Saturday, July 15 – San Jose at PayPal Park – live on CBS Sports Network
Sunday, July 23 – Pittsburgh at Highmark Stadium – live on CBS Sports Network
Sunday, Aug. 6 – PR7s Championship at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. – live on FS1
“By aligning with CBS Sports, FS1 and Tubi, PR7s will bring unprecedented visibility and reach to American rugby sevens and showcase some of the most exciting athletes in the world,” said Owen Scannell, Founder and CEO of Premier Rugby Sevens. “Viewers will be instantly captivated by the fast-paced and physical action, which will almost certainly create a new generation of rugby fans nationwide.”
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:
- Texas Team
- New York Locals
- Southern Headliners
- Pittsburgh Steeltoes
- Northern Loonies
- SoCal Loggerheads
- Rocky Mountain Experts
- Golden State Retrievers
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.
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