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Houston, rugby has landed; to be broadcast on CBS Sports Network

Rugby has landed in Houston.

The Houston SaberCats begin play next year at Sugar Land's Constellation Field. The SaberCats are one of seven clubs in Major League Rugby (MLR).

Major League Rugby (MLR) and CBS Sports Network recently announced an exclusive, multi-year television partnership. CBS Sports Network will televise the inaugural season of the new start-up league beginning in April 2018, marking the first national television partnership in the history of American professional rugby, according to CBS Sports.

CBS Sports Network will televise a 13-game package with 10 weeks of regular season coverage – highlighted by a Major League Rugby Game of the Week – and two weeks of postseason coverage in 2018, including the semifinals and the first MLR Championship Game.

Other league members include Austin, Glendale (Colorado), New Orleans, San Diego, Seattle and Salt Lake City (Utah).

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