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NBC will mark the first NFL-free weekend since July by carrying the USA Sevens Rugby tournament from Las Vegas – a U.S. network TV first.

Hmm. Rugby players and Vegas. What could go wrong?

The action on the field might be interesting, too. Sevens is a form of the sport in which each team uses only seven players; it is the version that will be played in the Olympics beginning in 2016.

Universal sports will have 11 hours of coverage in addition to NBC’s portion, which concludes with the final at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

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