New England Free Jacks and NBC Sports Boston Announce Regional Broadcast Partnership for the 2022 Major League Rugby Season

12 Free Jacks Matches to be Presented on NBC Sports Boston

QUINCY, MA – The Free Jacks and NBC Sports Boston today announced a Regional Broadcast Partnership for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. NBC Sports Boston will present 12 of the Free Jacks regular season matches outside of the designated MLR national broadcast fixtures.

The partnership expands the Free Jacks burgeoning community and see’s New England’s elite professional rugby team featured on the leading broadcast network for New England sports with a greater reach to over 4 million households across Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

“We are excited to launch into this partnership with the Free Jacks to bring fans in New England the dynamic action of professional rugby,” said Chris Wayland, President and General Manager, NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston, NECN and NBC Sports Boston. “We look forward to building on the Free Jacks 2022 Major League Rugby season and working with the team to showcase an exciting slate of matches.”

The Free Jacks 2022 MLR season kicks-off on February 4th when the team travels to New Orleans to take on NOLA Gold. The MLR regular season runs through June 3rd with the Championship Final slated to take place June 25/26th. Highlight matches to be aired on NBC Sports Boston include the Free Jacks season home opener on Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend at Veterans Memorial Stadium versus Toronto Arrows and rivalry matches versus Rugby New York on March 6th and June 3rd.

“Partnering with NBC Sports Boston is another exciting step in bringing our exhilarating brand of Free Jacks rugby into the homes of fans across New England,” commented Alex Magleby, Free Jacks Co-Founder and CEO. “NBC Sports Boston is a regional sports network leader with a long history of developing engaged audiences around their flagship professional sports programming, like with the Boston Celtics. We are excited to work with NBCSB to develop entertaining match day and shoulder programming to continue to accelerate the growth of the Free Jacks in New England.”

NBC Sports Boston is available throughout New England and all of NBC Sports Boston’s programming is available to watch on NBCSportsBoston.com via NBC Sports. For a complete channel listing in your area, click here.

FREE JACKS ON NBC SPORTS BOSTON

  • February 18 at Old Glory DC – LIVE – 8:00pm
  • February 27 at LA Giltinis – DELAY – 9:00pm
  • March 6 at Rugby New York – DELAY – 8:00pm
  • March 12 vs Toronto Arrows – LIVE – 4:30pm
  • March 19 at Austin Gilgronis – LIVE – 8:00pm
  • March 26 at Rugby ATL – LIVE – 3:00pm
  • April 2 vs NOLA Gold – LIVE – 4:30pm
  • April 9 vs Seattle Seawolves – LIVE – 4:30pm
  • April 30 vs Utah Warriors – LIVE – 4:30pm
  • May 13 at Rugby ATL – LIVE – 7:00pm
  • May 19 at Toronto Arrows – LIVE – 7:00pm
  • June 3 vs Rugby New York – LIVE – 7:00pm

About New England Free Jacks: The Free Jacks are an aspiring and innovative live events, media, and consumer products organization. The core brand in the portfolio is The New England Free Jacks, the humble hard-working free-spirited professional rugby team competing in the emergent and exhilarating Major League Rugby (MLR), the premier North American professional rugby competition. For more information, please visit www.FreeJacks.com.

About NBC SPORTS BOSTON: NBC Sports Boston reaches more than 4 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Programming includes the Boston Celtics, Early Edition, Boston Sports Tonight, Celtics Post Up, Quick Slants, Football Day in New England including pre and post-game programs surrounding all Patriots games, CAA football, basketball and more. NBCSportsBoston.com and all of the networks social media channels (@NBCSBoston) provide continuous news, video and in-depth, up-to-the-minute coverage of New England sports. Visit NBCSportsBoston.com for more information.

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