Major League Rugby announces deal with ESPN

This Tuesday afternoon, Major League Rugby announced a distribution agreement with sports giant, ESPN. The deal will ensure ESPN rugby coverage of 18 games, in the inaugural season of Major League Rugby (MLR).

This announcement combined with the previous deal with CBS Sports Network will allow all 31 matches of MLR’s inaugural season to be viewed live by American and international viewers. In addition to direct coverage, will feature MLR rugby content – further boosting the prominence of the new professional league.

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