March 8th, 2010 | Uncategorized

NBC to broadcast Yale rugby

In what is probably the first ever appearance of college rugby on broadcast television, NBC will televise the first Rugby Sevens college championship, featuring a game between Yale’s rugby team.

NBC will broadcast the tournament, which will be held in June in Columbus, Ohio, in the 4:30 p.m. ET slot on Saturday and Sunday.

The Yale team is currently on tour in Ireland and will also make a stop to play a match in Cambridge.

Rugby Sevens will debut as an Olympic sport in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Correction: March 8, 2010

An earlier version of this article misstated that Yale would be playing Navy. The bracket has not yet been determined.