Major League Rugby, a new professional rugby league launching in the U.S. next year, announced Nov. 7 it signed an exclusive national TV deal with CBS Sports.

The league will launch with seven teams, including the Houston Sabercats. CBS Sports Network will televise MLR’s inaugural season beginning in April, marking what the league and TV network said will be the first national television coverage in American professional rugby history.

CBS Sports Network will broadcast a 13-game package with…

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Major League Rugby signs TV partnership for 2018 launch, including Houston team