(NEW YORK, September 30, 2021) Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the all-new professional rugby league launching on Fox Sports on Saturday, October 9, announced they named Sperry Rail, Inc. an inaugural sponsor. As the leading global provider of railway safety and performance solutions with significant operations in the U.S. and Canada, Sperry Rail will have its logo displayed on the Experts men’s and women’s teams’ jerseys, debuting at The PR7s Inaugural Championship in Memphis.
The championship tournament will be held on Saturday, October 9, at AutoZone Park and will be available via FoxSports.com and the Fox Sports app from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CDT and live on FS2 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT. PR7s promises to provide equal pay under one league umbrella and adopt a touring format in cities across the U.S. and Canada.
The league’s first player signings featured several stars from the Men’s and Women’s U.S. Olympic Rugby Sevens Teams, including Perry Baker, Danny Barrett, Abby Gustaitis, Carlin Isles, Alev Kelter, Kristi Kirshe, Folau Niua, Naya Tapper, Stephen Tomasin, and Kevon Williams.
PR7s feature six men’s teams and four women’s teams that play multiple games in one location on a single day. Team brands include the Loonies, who hail from the North, including Canada. The Team represents Texas and the plains. The Loggerheads associate with Cascadia. The Locals ride with the New Yorkers. The Experts emerge from the Mountain West. And the Headliners identify with the Midsouth.
About Sperry Rail, Inc.
For over 90 years, Sperry has been helping railroads achieve continuous safety and performance improvements with innovative maintenance-of-way solutions. Today, Sperry is the largest provider of rail flaw detection services, proudly supporting railways from heavy haul networks to metropolitan systems all around the world. www.sperryrail.com.
About Premier Rugby Sevens
Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) is a groundbreaking professional sports league in North America. Scheduled to debut in the Fall of 2021, PR7s is the first league of its kind with both women’s teams and men’s teams under one umbrella with equal pay. With a focus on accessibility and entertaining content for fans, the league will showcase the electrifying sport of rugby sevens through a single-day touring format in cities across the United States and Canada. The PR7s Inaugural Championship will take place in Memphis on Oct. 9 and will be available via FOX Sports in the U.S. and TSN in Canada. To learn more about Premier Rugby Sevens, go to PRSevens.com and follow the league on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.