USA Youth & High School Rugby signs The Rugby Network as Official Streaming Partner

Washington, D.C (April 26, 2022) – USA Youth & High School Rugby (USA Y&HSR) and The Rugby Network (TRN) announced today that TRN has become the exclusive, official streaming  partner for all youth and high school rugby in the United States. The partnership, which is the first of its kind for youth rugby in the country, will see State Youth Rugby Organizations (SYRO) championship games, sanctioned tournaments, and games of the week streamed free, live and on demand on The Rugby Network. 

“Streaming of youth rugby is a unique opportunity for the organization, the SYRO’s and the entire playing community to benefit greatly from” said David Pool, President of USA Youth and High School Rugby. “The partnership will elevate the status of the youth game in the United States and provide players and programs with the exposure it deserves.” 

The Rugby Network sees the partnership as a natural fit and builds on its mission of providing coverage of all things rugby from across the globe. Having already established itself as the streaming and digital content network for Major League Rugby (MLR), a professional sports league in its fifth season that represents the highest level of rugby competition in North America, bringing youth and high school games onto the network signifies the continued growth of rugby in the United States and provides fans with a single platform to access all rugby from youth to professional. 

Neil Martin, CEO of RugbyPass, commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with USA Youth & High School Rugby, featuring live matches and content to help cement our position as the singular destination for rugby union in North America. Covering the full spectrum, from the grassroots through to the elite level, will further broaden our appeal and bring more eyeballs onto the platform to the ultimate benefit of the sport.” 

In addition to the streaming partnership already outlined, the two organizations will seek to work together on providing additional digital content by way of articles, league updates and featured stories. 

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About The Rugby Network

The Rugby Network (TRN) is a free streaming and digital content network, providing fans with a single destination for all their rugby content needs, including live streaming of Major League Rugby matches, international matches, highlights, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. TRN is a collaboration between Major League Rugby and RugbyPass, the world’s leading digital rugby publisher. For more information about TRN, visit www.TheRugbyNetwork.com. For more information about RugbyPass visit www.RugbyPass.com.

About USA Youth and High School Rugby

USA Youth & High School Rugby is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, an affiliate of USA Rugby, and the Sanctioned Governing Body for all youth rugby in the United States. Catered towards players aged 5-18, USA Youth & High School Rugby’s key initiatives are to: provide a fun and safe environment for the advancement of rugby in the United States, develop well-rounded rugby community members both on and off the pitch, and be the conduit to connect the game at all levels to promote a lifelong love of the sport of rugby.

For more information visit: https://usayhsrugby.org/