March 30, 2017
Austin Huns Partners With FloSports
AUSTIN HUNS RUGBY Release: March 29, 2017
FloRugby To Air Remaining Austin Huns 2017 Season Matches
The Austin Huns are excited to announce a new partnership with FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, to air their remaining 2017 season matches. Fans will be able to watch the Huns and enjoy the best in competitive rugby from anywhere online on the day of the match, exclusively on www.florugby.com.
This new partnership is a milestone achievement for the Huns, as they become the first rugby team to be featured live on FloRugby. Working with FloSports helps show that the Huns are a leader in the sport of rugby and are committed to bringing the game to fans beyond the stadium. Now, fans of rugby and the Austin Huns will be able to watch the remaining matches of their impressive 2017 season at home or on the go. They won’t miss out when the Huns tackle Rugby Utah on April 1, the Glendale Raptors on April 15, or Richmond RFC on April 29.
“We are very excited to partner with FloSports, and are pleased at their willingness to invest in marketing and the growth of rugby in the US and around the world, ” says Austin Huns Owner Richard Osborn.
“Even though we are a traditional sport, our core audience is millennials, and we need to keep up with their viewing needs and habits,” says Austin Huns General Manager Thierry Daupin. “Joining forces with FloSports and FloRugby puts us two steps in front of the competition, and now we will not only be available streaming online, also on Roku and Apple TV. We need to think about where we will be in 5, 10 years and make sure that we can be not only the early adopter of today, but the leader of tomorrow. Ninety-nine percent of our fans are outside of the stadium, and we need to provide them with the best options to stay connected with us.”
“Partnering with the Austin Huns is a great first step for FloRugby,” FloSports SVP of Global Rights Acquisition and Subscription Phil Wendler said. “We’re excited to deliver Huns’ Rugby live across the globe as we move forward to unlock a world of unmatched coverage created for die-hard rugby fans.”
Below is the current schedule of Austin Huns Elite games remaining in the 2017 season, all of which you will be able to livestream online at www.florugby.com.
REMAINING AUSTIN HUNS ELITE 2017 SEASON SCHEDULE:
April 1: Austin Huns vs. Rugby Utah
April 15: Austin Huns vs. Glendale Raptors
April 29: Austin Huns vs. Richmond RFC
April 8: Austin Huns vs. Dallas Reds
April 22: Austin Huns vs. Austin Blacks
May 13: Austin Huns vs. Rugby Utah
To purchase tickets to Huns games, visit austinhunsrugby.com/tickets. For the latest news on the Austin Huns, also make sure to follow the Huns on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@AustinHunsRugby). The team’s official hashtag is #AreYouHUNgry.
ABOUT AUSTIN HUNS RUGBY:
The Austin Huns Rugby Football Club was founded in 1972 as one of the first rugby clubs of its kind in central Texas. For more than 40 years, the Huns have developed an organization and a culture that have produced winning teams, first class coaches and players, and a training and competition facility that is unmatched by any other in the region. The club is dedicated to developing athletes for national and international rugby competition, who are also constructive and contributing members of the community. The Austin Huns take pride in their contributions to improving the City of Austin and the culture of athleticism in the United States. Visit www.austinhunsrugby.com for more information.
FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, partners with event rights holders and governing bodies to unlock a world of sports coverage that true fans have been waiting for. Through live streaming of premier events, original video programming, and weekly studio shows, FloSports is growing the sports, the athletes and the fans. Current verticals under the FloSports header are Wrestling, Grappling, MMA, Elite Fitness, Motorsports, Softball, Tennis, Pro Wrestling, Gymnastics, Marching, Basketball, Volleyball, eSports, Rugby, Rodeo, Climbing, Swimming, Cheerleading, and Track.