Six men's teams and 4 women's teams are back in action this weekend for the third and final leg of the 2022 PRFU Luzon Rugby Cup Men's and Women's Championship divisions. These divisions, which feature the core of Philippine-heritage players, aim to help foster the development of these local talent and provide a pathway to play the country's most experienced players.
The La Liga 1 team of the Men's Championship Division is going into the final festival day brimming with confidence, having secured the first two legs of the season. However, expect fierce challenge from their rivals as each team aims to finish strong this Return to Play season, in preparation for the 7s season starting in August. The La Liga 2 team will aim to outwork their clubmates after meeting them in the finals in leg 2. The Bulkans from the Albay province set for an explosive finish after a narrow lost in the previous leg. Subic Jets will seek to maximize the potential of their speedy youngsters under the coaching and mentorship of their senior Jets counterparts. The Mavericks will fight for the top spot with a more complete team this time around. Lastly, the Manila Kalabaws look forward to improve on their previous legs after having more match exposure for the team composed of mostly new players.
It's the same scenario in the Women's Championship Division as the SKF Makati Mavericks girls have already secured back to back trophies in the first two legs. However, with more match exposures from the previous legs, the Clark Jets, Eagles RFC, and the Manila Rogues have improved steadily and will look to claim the trophy for the 3rd leg this weekend.
Three u18s girls teams and 3 u11s boys teams will also have the opportunity to play touch rugby games against each other on Saturday, thanks to the support from PRFU program partners, ChildFund Rugby.
Eagles RFC, SKF Makati Mavericks, and Bulacan Bombers will enter u11s teams for the juniors festivals. In the girls u18s division, the Albay Bulkans, Bulacan Bombers, and SKF Makati Mavericks Baabaas have entered teams as well.
The matches on Saturday will be played at Ayala Vermosa Hub in Imus, Cavite. Only Covid-19 fully vaccinated individuals and those who have completed their Health Declaration forms will be allowed to enter the venue. Gates will open at 8:00 am for all local rugby supporters to join. Entrance is free.
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