(AUSTIN, July 26, 2022) With the weather forecast calling for continued excessive heat on Saturday, July 30, Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) announced they are shifting their Austin Championship start time by two hours and will begin at 5 p.m. Central. The PR7s Championship was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday starting at 3 p.m. Central.
Q2 Stadium will host the new league’s 2022 Championship featuring North America’s best male and female rugby athletes. The historic event features eight 14-minute rugby matches and will mark the first non-soccer sporting event to take place in Q2 Stadium, home of Major League Soccer’s Austin FC.
Schedule of activities on Saturday, July 30 (Central time):
4 p.m. – gates open to Q2 Stadium, PR7s Fan Festival begins
5 p.m. – live broadcast begins via Fubo Sports Network
5:10 p.m. – first Semi-Final kickoff
7 p.m. – happy hour
8 p.m. – 3rd Place Finals begin
9 p.m. – Championship Finals begin
10 p.m. – event ends
As the first league of its kind with men’s and women’s teams competing under one umbrella with equal pay, the PR7 Championship will boast a party-like atmosphere with bands, DJs, games, contests, and costumes. Tickets for each event are available at PRSevens.com/tickets.
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Three championship trophies will be earned on Saturday – a men’s champion, a women’s champion, and sports’ first-ever United Championship prize that unites the men’s and women’s competitions. The combined points throughout the 2022 season will determine the winner of the United Championship. Eight teams compete within four brands: Experts, Headliners, Loggerheads, and Loonies. A men’s team and a women’s team represent each franchise. Current standings can be found here.
All matches will be available to watch live for free on Saturday, July 30 starting at 5 p.m. Central / 6 p.m. Eastern via Fubo Sports Network at FuboSportsNetwork.com or on smart TVs and connected devices. Outside of the U.S. and Canada, the broadcast is available via Facebook.