This weekend, Feb. 8-10, NBC Sports Group, the U.S. television home of the HSBC Sevens World Series tour, will offer more than 16 hours of coverage of the 2013 USA Sevens Vegas tournament, part of the 2012-13 HSBC Sevens World Series. NBC, NBC Sports Network and Universal Sports will contribute to the coverage of the USA Sevens Vegas tournament, held at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, this weekend. Coverage begins Friday evening, Feb. 8, on Universal Sports, and continues Saturday and Sunday on NBC Sports Network, NBC and Universal Sports (see schedule below). Coverage will include several full matches as well as highlights from the three-day event.
The USA Sevens Vegas tournament, one of the premier Rugby Sevens events in the world, is the fifth of nine stops on the 2012-13 HSBC Sevens World Series tour, and is the largest rugby tournament in North America. Played on the same size field as traditional 15-player rugby, sevens rugby is played, as its name would imply, with just seven players per team. Matches have seven-minute halves, with two-minute intervals for pool and knock-out matches.
Among the 16 national teams competing to gain points in the HSBC Sevens World Series standings during the USA Sevens Vegas tournament will be the USA Eagles. Veteran play-by-play announcer Todd Harris will call the matches for NBC and NBC Sports Network. Harris will be joined in the booth by former USA Sevens captain and USA Rugby World Cup participant Brian Hightower. Marty Snider will report from the sidelines.
HSBC Sevens 2013 World Series: USA Sevens Vegas Tournament TV Schedule (All Times ET)
Feb. 8: 8pm-1am on Universal Sports
Feb. 9: 2-4pm on NBC Sports Network
Feb. 9: 4-6pm on NBC
Feb. 9: 7-9pm on NBC Sports Network
Feb. 10: 12:30-2pm on Universal Sports
Feb. 10: 2-4pm on NBC Sports Network
Feb. 10: 4-6pm on NBC