New England Patriots safety Nate Ebner will embark on his journey for an Olympic gold medal today! The USA Rugby 7s team is in Group A with Argentina, Fiji, and host-country Brazil. There’s a real chance that the United States could win a medal.
Here is the full schedule and how you can watch each match.
Match 1: USA Rugby versus Argentina
Tuesday, August 9th at 12:00 pm EST
How to watch: NBC Sports Network, or stream and watch live here
Match 2: USA Rugby versus Brazil
Tuesday, August 9th at 5:00 pm EST
How to watch: CNBC, or stream and watch live here
Match 3: USA Rugby versus Fiji
Wednesday, August 10th at 12:30 pm EST
How to watch: USA Network, or stream and watch live here
Should the United States squad proceed in the tournament as one of the top eight squads, they will immediately get back into the competition. The quarterfinals begin Wednesday afternoon, with the four games beginning every half-hour, starting at 4:00 pm EST.
Even if they don’t win, the tournament features down-bracket games to provide final rankings for the 9-12 seeds on Wednesday, August 10th.
The semifinals are on Thursday at 1:30 pm EST and 2:00 pm EST, while the matches to determine the 5-8 seeds take place at 12:30 pm EST and 1:00 pm EST on Thursday, August 11th.
The bronze medal match starts at 5:30 pm EST on Thursday, August 11th, while the gold medal match starts at 6:00 pm EST on Thursday, August 11th. Hopefully Ebner will have wrapped up the top prize as the Patriots take the field to face the Saints.
It’s a quick tournament that spans three days. Go bring home the gold, Nate!