MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Hapon Jets and Alabang Eagles kick off their 2017 SPI 15s League campaign with convincing wins over Albay Vulcans and Manila Nomads, respectively.
After a successful 2016 season, Alabang Eagles continue to show their hunger for silverware in the Philippine Rugby Football Union domestic 15s league.
Clark Jets have joined forces with Manila Hapons for this campaign, forming the Hapon Jets, and comfortably beat Albay Vulcans 57-14 in the plate division, whilst Alabang Eagles shut out Manila Nomads 36-0 in the cup competition.
The remaining games saw closer competition. The Alabang Ibons narrowly beat Mavericks ‘A’ 27-22 in the cup division. Whilst in the plate division Manila Carabaos defeated Mavericks ‘B’ 27-18 and Subic Sharks overcame Makati Chiefs 36-24.
“A disappointing start for a couple of teams in the opening round of the 2017 SPI 15s League but I am sure they will have revaluated their strategies and will look to narrow the gap over the forthcoming rounds,” claims Jovan Masalunga, PRFU Rugby Development Manager.
Round two of the 2017 SPI 15s League takes place this Saturday 25th February from 12.00pm at Southern Plains field, Canlubang.
Philippine Rugby are inviting all past and present Philippine heritage rugby and rugby league players to an open training session in Sydney, Australia.
The session will be run with members of the Philippine Volcanoes national team and coaching staff.
The aim of the program is to identity, nurture, retain and develop players to play international rugby for the Philippines!
Open to players aged 14 years and above, men and women.
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PH Lady Volcanoes set for Laos Tourney
Manila, Philippines: The national women’s rugby team, more commonly known as the Lady Volcanoes, have their eyes set for this weekend in Vientiane, Laos.
The Transcom Lady Volcanoes currently sit third in Southeast Asia; a promotion will boost the national team’s confidence ahead of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.
“A Trophy Series promotion would be amazing for the Women’s program. I have witnessed their progress since their outstanding Bronze medal finish at the 2015 SEA Games. I have all the confidence in the world if the girls play to the best of their ability they can secure a top two finish at the Trophy Series. This will be a boost ahead of the 2017 SEA Games’ shared Jake Letts, National Teams Head of Philippine Rugby.
The Asia Trophy Series will be a round robin format. The Philippines face Malaysia, India, Laos, Korea, Nepal and Pakistan across two days of competition. The Volcanoes recorded a loss to India back in 2015 however have seen success over Korea, Laos and Malaysia in the past, whereas Nepal and Pakistan are new opponents. The top two gain promotion to Asia’s elite, solidifying a top 8 ranking in in all of Asia. The top 8 teams compete each year in the Asian Sevens Series to be held in Hong Kong, Korea and Sri Lanka though September and October.
Team Philippines have been boosted by Fil-foreigners Ada Milby, Trixie Pacis and Tanya Bird; all three players have been selected to boost the Lady Volcanoes size and experience on the rugby 7s pitch. All other athletes are locally homegrown and developed under Head Coach Shirley Russell, Aiden Ng and Chris Everingham.
“Aiden, Chris and Shirley have worked extensively with the women’s team, they all bring a wealth of experience and I look forward to seeing the women execute all their newly found skills and knowledge of Rugby 7s” Letts added.
The Philippines women’s rugby program has been financially backed by lead sponsor Transcom and HMR Philippines Inc. along with the support of both Philippine Sports Commission and the Philippine Olympic Committee.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine Rugby Football Union, in collaboration with its title sponsor, SEAPAC Philippines, will kick off the 2017 SPI 15s domestic rugby league on Saturday 11th February.
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