The 2019 Cara Cup To be Televised in New England Exclusively on NESNplus

  • Top professional rugby coming to the greater Boston area as the New England Free Jacks get ready to ride through the Cara Cup
  • NESN, home to award-winning Red Sox and Bruins coverage, to add The New England Free Jacks to their robust television schedule
  • 5 Cara Cup Matches to be exclusively aired in New England on NESNplus this spring

Boston, MA –The New England Free Jacks, Boston’s recently announced elite professional rugby team, and NESN (New England Sports Network), the television home of the Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox, are proud to announce exclusive regional television coverage of the 2019 Cara Cup. This upcoming transatlantic series will be comprised of the four Irish provincial A teams from Connacht, Ulster, Munster, and Leinster, as well as the Free Jacks.

“We look forward to working with a top sports television network to bring the intimacy, good vibes, and quality rugby of the Free Jacks’ home matches to new households and future fans,” said Free Jacks CEO Alex Magleby. “NESN has set the standard for a long time and we appreciate the opportunity to bring our great game to fans throughout New England.”

NESNplus is available throughout the six-state New England region (except Fairfield County, Connecticut). For a complete channel listing in your area, click here. All of NESN’s programming is also available to stream for authenticated subscribers on or the NESNgo App.

NESN is scheduled to air 5 of the 6 Cara Cup matches, as The Free Jacks build towards to the 2020 Major League Rugby season league entry. Ticket purchases along with details of the Cara Cup and other New England Free Jacks matches are available at

DateMatchupTime (ET)Network
Wednesday, March 20Connacht vs. Ulster7:00pmNESNplus
Sunday, March 24Ulster at Free Jacks6:30pmNESNplus
Saturday, April 6Munster at Free Jacks4:00pmNESNplus
Wednesday, April 10Munster vs. Leinster7:00pmNESNplus
Sunday, April 14Leinster at Free Jacks5:00pmNESNplus
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