2023 PRFU 7s Series - Luzon Leg 1: MANILA NOMADS AND SKF MAKATI MAVERICKS TRIUMPH IN THE THRILLING RUGBY SHOWDOWN
Pasig City, August 15, 2023 - The Ultra Philsports Complex in Pasig City witnessed an exhilarating display of athleticism and camaraderie as rugby enthusiasts from all corners of Luzon gathered for the 2023 PRFU 7s Series - Luzon Leg 1. The tournament, held on August 12, showcased exceptional talent, fierce competition, and remarkable sportsmanship among the participating teams.
In a gripping finale to the Men's Cup Division, the Manila Nomads emerged victorious after a nail-biting match against the formidable Eagles RFC. The Nomads displayed outstanding teamwork, skill, and determination, securing their place as champions of the division, and setting the tone for an electrifying series ahead.
Led by Cup Division MVP and Philippine Volcanoes Captain, Kai Stroem, the Nomads were the tournament favorites to win the competition. The Eagles fought hard and scored a try. However, time wasn't on their side as Nomads emerged as winners with a 17 - 7 win at full time.
Meanwhile, in the Women's Cup Division, the SKF Makati Mavericks Ricky showcased their prowess on the field as they clinched a hard-fought Golden Point victory against the Eagles RFC. The match was a testament to the dedication and skill of the Mavericks, earning them the well-deserved title of Women's Cup Division champions.
The excitement continued in the Plate Divisions, with the SKF Makati Mavericks Vipers and SKF Makati Mavericks Franky dominating the Men's and Women's categories, respectively. The Vipers displayed a remarkable performance to secure victory in the Men's Plate Division, while the Franky squad showcased their resilience and determination, emerging triumphant in the Women's Plate Division.
Adding another feather to their cap, the SKF Makati Mavericks Roosters soared to victory in the Men's Bowl Division, displaying exceptional talent and tenacity throughout the tournament.
"We are thrilled to witness such exceptional rugby talent on display during the Luzon Leg 1 of the 2023 PRFU 7s Series," remarked Acee San Juan, General Manager of the Philippine Rugby Football Union. "The dedication, sportsmanship, and teamwork demonstrated by all the participating teams have truly elevated the level of competition and excitement for rugby fans across the country."
The success of the 2023 PRFU 7s Series - Luzon Leg 1 would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors, volunteers, and the passionate rugby community. Philippine Rugby would like to thank KMC Solutions and the Philippines Sports Commission for their continued Support to the Philippine Rugby Community. As the tournament continues its journey, fans can expect even more thrilling matches and unforgettable moments in the upcoming legs.
About PRFU 7s Series: The PRFU 7s Series is an annual rugby tournament that brings together some of the finest rugby teams from across the Philippines. The tournament provides a platform for players to showcase their skills and compete at the highest level, fostering a sense of camaraderie and sportsmanship within the rugby community.
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