If you're not watching USA vs. New Zealand then get yourselves over to Sky Sports 2 right now for some fantastic American rugby commentary courtesy of NBC. The game is being played at Soldier Field in Chicago and, as such, it's quite possibly the biggest game in US rugby history.
But enough about that, all we care about is the highly entertaining US commentary team. There was some early confusion over why the knowledgable folk on this side of the Atlantic were subjected to 'introduction to rugby'...
The American commentators are so annoying. I get its a new sport over there & they have to teach their public but why us @SkySportsRugby ?
— RugbyPigs (@RugbyPigs) November 1, 2014
But after that it was all very entertaining. Here's a quick teaser of what we're talking about.
— Fergus McFadden (@fergmcfadden) November 1, 2014
I need these commentators I'm my life more often! — Cian Healy (@ProperChurch) November 1, 2014
— Steve (@charliewasp) November 1, 2014
US soccer commentary was one thing but US rugby commentary is a whole new awesome. — Philip Egan (@PhilEganTodayFM) November 1, 2014
Can we please all call any linebreak in rugby a "rumble" from now on please. Thank you. #USAvAllBlacks
— David McGovern (@daveo_irl) November 1, 2014
US commentators having to explain all rugby terminology for viewers of US v NZ. Think they'll have to translate 'rogering' shortly.
— Andrew Cotter (@MrAndrewCotter) November 1, 2014
USA v NZ. American commentery is awesome #rugbyfordummies
— Paul Clarke (@ClarkePaul1995) November 1, 2014
— Brian Buckley (@bucks777) November 1, 2014
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) November 1, 2014
And while it is all good fun, it must be said that it's great to see the game getting some high profile coverage in the US.