DALLAS (January 4, 2023) – Major League Rugby (MLR) and FOX Sports today announced their national television schedule for the sixth season of competition. The premier North American rugby league will nationally broadcast select matches beginning the weekend of February 18 on FS1 and FS2.
Opening weekend of the 18-week regular season will feature San Diego Legion hosting the Utah Warriors at Snapdragon Stadium on Saturday, February 18 at 7:00 PM ET on FS2. The Seattle Seawolves will host the New York Ironworkers at 9:30 PM ET on FS1.
“Having FOX Sports as the national television broadcaster for Major League Rugby this season is an exciting opportunity, allowing us to meet the demand of growing interest in rugby and introduce the sport to entirely new fans,” said MLR Commissioner George Killebrew. “We are excited about the extensive reach and coverage MLR will have through FOX Sports, making for an unforgettable sixth season.”
First Two Months of FS1 and FS2 matches for 2023
Saturday, February 18: San Diego Legion vs. Utah Warriors, 7:00 PM ET, FS2
Saturday, February 18: Seattle Seawolves vs. New York Ironworkers, 9:30 PM ET, FS1
Saturday, February 25: Houston SaberCats vs. NOLA Gold, 9:00 PM ET, FS2
Saturday, March 11: Chicago Hounds vs. Toronto Arrows, 8:00 PM ET, FS2
Saturday, March 18: Old Glory DC vs. Toronto Arrows, 7:00 PM ET, FS2
Saturday, March 31: Utah Warriors vs. New England Free Jacks, 9:30 PM ET, FS2
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 Major League Rugby
Major League Rugby is a professional sports league entering its sixth season that represents the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The League evolved from seven teams in 2018 to 12 teams in 2023, featuring 11 from the United States and one from Canada. Matches are televised on Fox Sports, 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 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.
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