FILE - At left, in an Aug. 10, 2016, file photo, United States's Nate Ebner, front left, is tackled by Brazil's Stefano Giantorno, left back, during the men's rugby sevens match at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At right, in a Feb. 1, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots defensive back Nate Ebner (43) run onto the field before the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the Seattle Seahawks, in Glendale, Ariz. The quest for gold and America's insatiable appetite for reality television are merging this summer with an Olympic scouting camp that will ultimately be packaged as a one-episode reality show. Patriots special teamer Nate Ebner is one of three players to wear NFL uniforms who went on to earn a spot on the U.S. rugby team in the reintroduction of that sport to the Olympics last year. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this Saturday July 6, 2013 file photo, British and Irish Lions' team players celebrate their win over Australia in the final match of their 3-game rugby union test match series in Sydney, Australia. British Sky Broadcasting PLC sought Thursday Jan. 30, 2014 to secure its base against its insurgent rival BT PLC by securing some sports rights and a long-term deal with U.S. pay-TV network Home Box Office. The London-headquartered satellite broadcaster, said it had secured six long-term rights deals in six sports, including the 2017 rugby tour to New Zealand by the British and Irish Lions and Scottish cup football. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
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New Zealand All Blacks captain Richie McCaw signs his name on a rugby ball for a child during a fan event Sunday ahead of the seven-week Rugby World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand. In a country of 4 million, rugby has been the most important game for more than 100 years.