Major League Rugby and FOX Sports Announce National Television Schedule
DALLAS (February 4, 2022) – Major League Rugby (MLR) and FOX Sports today announced their national television schedule for the fifth season of competition. The premier North American rugby league will nationally broadcast select matches beginning the weekend of February 5 on FS1 and FS2. FOX Sports will also carry the MLR Championship Final, which is set to be held the weekend of June 25.
The Dallas Jackals will be featured on FS2 on April Saturday, April 16th at 8pm CT against the Austin Gilgronis.
“Having FOX Sports involved as the national television broadcaster for Major League Rugby this season is an amazing opportunity for the league,” said MLR Commissioner George Killebrew. “FOX Sports’ reach
and audience will not only bring our fans the rugby coverage they expect but also introduce our sport to entirely new rugby fans.”
“We are excited to showcase another season of Major League Rugby across our cable networks, highlighting the fast-paced action of professional American rugby at the highest level,” said Bill Wanger,
Executive Vice President, Head of Programming and Scheduling, FOX Sports.
All matches not televised nationally on FS1/FS2 are available for everyone to stream live and for free on TheRugbyNetwork.com. All matches originally airing on FOX Sports are available to stream following a 24-hour delay on The Rugby Network®*. International fans can stream all matches live and for free on The Rugby Network. Fans are encouraged to visit https://www.majorleague.rugby/ for additional
information and https://www.majorleague.rugby/schedules/ for the full season schedule and more information on how to tune in.
About Dallas Jackals —
The Dallas Jackals are a professional rugby team of Major League Rugby (MLR), the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The Jackals were named as an expansion team in 2020 and will play their inaugural season in 2022. The team’s central mission is to develop domestic talent to a world-class level of play and professionalism while strengthening the high- performance pathway in DFW by supporting the local clubs. Through proactive Community Outreach, the Jackals will exemplify and spread the passion of rugby by inspiring tradition, respect, family, and character on and off the pitch.
About Major League Rugby —
Major League Rugby is a professional sports league in its fifth season and represents the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The League evolved from seven teams in 2018, to 13 teams in
2022, featuring 12 from the United States and one from Canada. Matches are televised on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, among other national and local market platforms. Select matches are available to
stream live in North America on The Rugby Network, and all matches are available to stream live on The Rugby Network for international fans. MLR prides itself in fostering intense and high-stakes competition,
while bringing together a passionate community built on the values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition. For more information about MLR, visit www.MajorLeague.Rugby.
About FOX Sports —
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend,
the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships.
FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides
live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which
creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture business Big Ten Network, a licensing and commercial relationship with The Stars Group that created the FOX Bet sports betting platform and the FOX Bet Super 6 free-to-play game, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.
* The Rugby Network® is a registered trademark of Rugby United Marketing, LLC.
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