Premiership Rugby American Series

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 5:00 pm

Premiership Rugby American Series

The Newcastle Falcons and Saracens will play a match at the home of the Philadelphia Union: the Talen Energy Stadium. The League match will be staged by Premiership Rugby as part of a new four-year agreement with AEG – the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company – and in conjunction with NBC Sports.

Newcastle Falcons vs Saracens

The match is sanctioned by the United States Rugby Union and USA Rugby’s Chief Executive Dan Payne is looking forward to seeing Premiership Rugby in Philadelphia.

“This match-up is yet another opportunity for our American rugby fans and future fans to witness, first hand, up close and personal, the product created by some of the world’s top professional teams,” said Payne.

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Newcastle Falcons and Saracens have both been part of a record-breaking 2016-17 season for Aviva Premiership Rugby and now they will once again bring all the excitement, skills and intensity of the competition to the USA.

“We’re delighted to be able to take two of our teams to the great city of Philadelphia – a city dominated by elite sport – for a match we know will capture the imagination of the American rugby public," said Premiership Rugby’s Chief Executive, Mark McCafferty. “This season has marked a huge expansion of Premiership Rugby globally."

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