New York – Universal Sports Network and the NBC Sports Network will continue their joint presentation of the 2011-12 HSBC Sevens World Series with four hours of coverage from Scotland. During the eighth stop of the World Series, both networks’ coverage will include several full matches during the two-hour telecasts along with highlights from the entire tournament. In addition, UniversalSports.com will provide streaming of the final day of the event for $4.99 or the full season’s offerings for $29.99.
Coverage begins Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on Universal Sports Network, and later that night at 12:30 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.
Both networks’ match coverage will feature play-by-play announcer Bill Seward alongside analyst Brian Hightower, former USA Sevens captain.
Pool A will feature the United States, Australia, who most recently won the Sevens World Series in Japan, as well as England, and Kenya. Pool B consists of Samoa, series leader New Zealand, France and Spain. Pool C includes Argentina, Fiji, Portugal and Zimbabwe. Pool D will showcase Wales, South Africa, host country Scotland and Russia. In addition to New Zealand in the top spot, Fiji, South Africa, England and Samoa round out the top five, with the top 10 including Australia, Wales, Argentina, France and 10th ranked United States.
Universal Sports and NBCSports Network Schedule
Date Time (ET) Location Network
May 6 2-4 p.m. Scotland Universal Sports Network
May 6 (May 7) 12:30-2:30 a.m. Scotland NBC Sports Network
May 13 10 p.m.-12 a.m. England Universal Sports Network
May 13 (May 14) 12-2 a.m. England NBC Sports Network
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