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Phaidra Knight to become analyst for NBC’s Women’s World Cup coverage

On Thursday, NBCSN announced that USA Rugby’s Player of the Decade Phaidra Knight will be one of the analysts covering the 2017 Women’s World Cup set to kick off in Ireland this August.

Knight has participated in three World Cups throughout her 18-year career. The Georgia-native earned 35 caps with the squad and played in the 2002, 2006, and 2010 World Cups. Of those three tournaments, Knight was named All-World Team honors twice and was named USA Rugby Player of the Decade in 2010. In 2016, she was the head coach of Princeton’s women’s rugby team and now she is the head coach at Monroe College.

“I’m honored and extremely grateful for this opportunity to work with NBCSN,” Knight told Excelle Sports. “I look forward to growing with the network as they continue their rugby programming in the years ahead.”

Knight will provide coverage of the 2017 World Cup starting on Saturday, Aug. 12 when the USA Women’s Eagles face Italy at 11:30 p.m. ET.

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Full details of the broadcast will be announced next week.

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