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San Diego Legion kicks off 4th MLR Season, March 20 - presented by FOX 5 San Diego


San Diego Legion home opener presented by and broadcast on KSWB/FOX 5 San Diego

San Diego, CA (March 16, 2021) - San Diego Legion Rugby is back! Kicking off its fourth season of Major League Rugby (MLR) on Saturday, March 20, 2021, the SD Legion home opener is presented by FOX 5 San Diego and will broadcast live on KSWB/FOX 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. PST. International fans will be able to tune-in live through The Rugby Network, an online streaming platform powered by The RugbyPass and MLR.

Due to COVID-19 health and safety recommendations, the San Diego Legion home opener will be played in Las Vegas, NV, and the match is closed to the public. Fans are encouraged to watch the game at any Ballast Point Brewing location in San Diego County or via FOX 5 as well as The Rugby Network for international online streaming.

“We are dedicated to building an MLR Championship winning team for San Diego,” said San Diego Legion CEO & President Ryan Patterson. “Thanks to all the support from Scott and his team at FOX 5, our fans in San Diego will be able to watch our team kick things off on Saturday, March 20 and join in all the excitement of rugby even from afar!”

“It has been a tough 12 months across the board,” said San Diego Legion Executive Chairman Darren Gardner. “The entire Legion organization is delighted to be back, and our team is looking forward to being part of the most competitive season of Major League Rugby yet.”

“FOX 5 continues to provide content that resonates with viewers across all platforms and we’re proud to broadcast the San Diego Legion’s 2021 season opener. Local sports are part of the fabric of FOX 5 and what makes us ‘So San Diego,’ we are truly grateful to our viewers for their loyalty and continued dedication,” said FOX 5 President & General Manager Scott Heath.

As part of the MLR National TV schedule, some San Diego Legion matches will also be televised on CBS Sports Network, FS1 and FS2. Below is the lineup on how to watch SD Legion during the first two months of MLR.

2021 Schedule and TV Broadcast

WHEN

WHO

WHERE

HOW TO WATCH

Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 3pm PST

San Diego Legion vs. Rugby United New York

Las Vegas, NV

FOX 5 San Diego, The Rugby Network

Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 

5pm PST

San Diego Legion at Austin Gilgronis

BOLD Stadium, TX

AntennaTV, The Rugby Network

Saturday, April 3, 2021 - 4pm PST

San Diego Legion at ATL Rugby

Life University, GA

FS 2

Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 5pm PST

San Diego Legion at Houston Sabercats

AVEVA Stadium, TX 

FS 2

Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 4pm PST

San Diego Legion vs. Utah Warriors

Las Vegas, NV

CBS Sports Network

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 6pm PST

San Diego Legion at Los Angeles Giltinis

LA Memorial Coliseum, CA

CBS Sports Network

 

MLR collaborated with RugbyPass to create The Rugby Network, a first-of-its-kind platform in North America, providing fans with a single destination for all their rugby content needs. Live streaming of select Major League Rugby matches, international matches, highlights, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content will be available to fans via The Rugby Network.

For more information on how and where to watch San Diego Legion matches on television, online streaming and/or watch parties, visit sdlegion.com/watch. Additional details about The Rugby Network and its live streaming is available at majorleague.rugby

 

About San Diego Legion
Established in 2017, San Diego Legion is part of Major League Rugby (MLR), comprising 12 professional teams, featuring 11 from the United States and one in Canada. A founding team of MLR, SD Legion played its 2018-2020 games at Torero Stadium and will temporarily relocate to Las Vegas, NV for its 2021 season.

San Diego Legion Rugby – Just like all the sports you know, only better. sdlegion.com

Our Mission: To make the culture and sport of rugby accessible to the local community, while also providing a conduit for education, inspiration, and leadership through rugby.

 

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San Diego Legion media contact:
Nickie Peña
Director, Marketing & Promotions
nickie@sdlegion.com


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