Austin Elite Rugby Teams with Facebook for Global View of its 2019 Major League Rugby Season
ROUND ROCK (TX) – Austin Elite Rugby is excited to announce a partnership with Facebook for the global broadcast of its 2019 Major League Rugby season. For the first time, professional rugby will be brought to fans across the world via Facebook Watch.
“As we enter into our second season, we wanted to enhance our broadcast platforms and Facebook Watch is the perfect partner,” said Mike Ablett, Marketing Director of Austin Elite Rugby. “With all of our home games being aired on Facebook Watch, we are able to offer our content to a global audience, and the interaction that, the Facebook Watch platform enables is a great way to experience Austin Elite Rugby.”
Live Austin Elite Rugby action will be available for free on Facebook Watch via mobile and desktop devices and Facebook’s TV apps. Fans can follow the Austin Elite Rugby Facebook Page to add games to their personal Watchlists.
Austin Elite Rugby and Facebook Watch will feature six regular season home games on select Friday and Saturday nights. Coverage begins on Saturday, January 26, against Austin Elite’s southern-rival, the Houston SaberCats (7:00 pm CST).
For a complete listing of our 2019 Major League Rugby schedule, click, here.
Austin Elite Rugby + Facebook Watch Match Schedule
January 26 Austin vs. Houston
February 01 Austin vs. Utah
February 08 Austin vs. Toronto
February 17 Austin vs. Glendale
February 22 Austin vs. San Diego
March 16 Austin vs. Seattle
About Austin Elite Rugby
Austin Elite Rugby is a Professional Rugby team based in Austin and Round Rock, Texas, and we are excited to bring Professional Rugby to Central Texas. As a founding member of Major League Rugby, Austin Elite Rugby’s vision is to bring the excitement of professional rugby to the US. With the embodiment of rugby’s core values of integrity, respect, discipline, and passion; AER will help educate, inspire and connect with the community of Austin, Texas. Creating a world-class experience for players and fans to enjoy the game.
The 2019 Major League Rugby season kicks off the weekend of January 26th and will span 19 weeks with home matches being played at the iconic Dell Diamond, a 13,000-seat stadium in Round Rock / North Austin.
About Major League Rugby
MLR is a professional rugby league that launched in April of 2018. It’s an initiative of the American rugby community, in partnership with private investors, who believe that American rugby can thrive at the highest levels: as a commercial enterprise; as an influential player on the international scene; and as a participation sport at the youth and senior level. MLR is the pinnacle of American rugby, and provides a rallying point for local communities, a focal point for American rugby fans, and an aspirational destination for young athletes. For more information, visit usmlr.com
About Facebook Watch
Facebook Watch is a place to discover and enjoy video on Facebook. Home to a wide range of video – from scripted comedy and drama, to competition and reality series, to individual creators and live sports – Facebook Watch is a platform where content, community and conversation come together. This is a personalized viewing experience, where you can discover new series based on what your friends are watching, and catch up on the shows you follow. Facebook Watch is available for free on mobile apps across Apple and Android, on desktop, laptop and on TV apps listed, here.
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