Release courtesy of USA Rugby
USA Rugby is proud to announce that this weekend’s USA Rugby Emirates Airline Men’s & Women’s Club National Playoffs will be streamed live on USA Rugby TV, located at www.usarugbytv.com.
To accomplish this task, the Club Department at USA Rugby has partnered with Ryan Ginty and Next Level Rugby for the Pittsburgh event, and Marty Watts of Sports Properties United and Proview Productions for the Tucson event.
“Every year, we’ve heard from our constituents that being able to watch playoffs is a priority for them. This year, we’re happy to say that nearly every match will be shown live in these broadcasts,” stated Erik Geib, Club Department Manager at USA Rugby.
At the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, 16 of 20 matches will air live, including every match from competition fields 1 and 2.
“We couldn’t quite get all three fields to air in Tucson, but we have ensured that the schedule rotates in a way that everyone will have their match shown and recorded at least once – even if it’s in a consolation match,” said Geib.
The content from Saturday’s matches will also feature in the weekly Rugby Saturday Southwest YouTube program, produced by Watts and his associates.
At Founders Field in Pittsburgh, all 20 matches will be streamed live, with a basic stream on Saturday and a scaled-up production on Field 1 on Sunday.
“Our friends at Next Level Rugby will be streaming an event down in North Carolina this week, and some of their resources will be dedicated to that event until Saturday evening. We’re thrilled they’re making a special effort to then travel up to Pittsburgh on Sunday and go above and beyond in ramping up their production for the Field 1 Semi-Finals,” Geib noted.
Featuring forty of the top clubs in the United States, the Men’s & Women’s Club National Championship Series is the premier 15s event on the North American calendar. USA Rugby would like to thank the Southern California Rugby Football Union, the Arizona Rugby Union, the Rio Grande Rugby Union, the Capital Rugby Union, the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Football Union and the Empire Rugby Football Union for their donations that assisted in making these productions possible.
For more information about the 2016 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Men’s & Women’s Club National Championships, please visit: http://www.usarugby.org/ncs/club-championships/
Schedule for USA Rugby TV events in Pittsburgh on May 21 and May 22. All times local (Eastern):
**The Host Committee reserves the right to switch these fields (on Sunday) based on the number of supporters that arrive for teams on Saturday. There is more spectator seating on Field 1.
Schedule for USA Rugby TV events in Tucson on May 21 and May 22. All times local (Pacific):
*Note: Matches 3, 6, 15, and 18 are on Field 3 and will not be streamed.