USA Rugby Summer Test Series to Air on CBS Sports Network

Agreement will bring top-tier International Rugby to a nationwide audience in prime time

USA Rugby and Rugby International Marketing have today announced that CBS Sports Network will air the USA Men's Eagles June international test matches against Italy and Russia.

The Men's Eagles clash against Italy at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California will be televised on CBS Sports Network the following day, on Sunday, June 19 at 9:00 pm ET. This will mark the fourth time the Azzurri of Italy have faced off against the USA Rugby Men's Eagles. The Italians defeated the USA in their last matchup, a 30-10 victory in Houston four years ago, and hold a 4-0 record against the U.S. The USA will look to end that streak and secure their first-ever victory over a Tier One opponent this weekend.

The following week, the USA will face off against Russia at Sacramento's Bonney Field on Bonney Field. That match will also air on CBS Sports Network the following day, June 26 at 9:00 pm ET. The USA currently hold a 6-0 record against the Bears of Russia. In their last match, a 2013 test at Allianz Park in England, the USA won handedly, 28-7.

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