Clark Jets and Eagles RFC Triumph as Cup Champions in Thrilling Showdown at the 2023 PRFU 7s Series - Luzon Leg 2
The excitement reached its peak as rugby enthusiasts gathered last Saturday, 26 August 2023 at the prestigious Ultra Philsports Complex in Pasig City, for the spectacular conclusion of the 2023 PRFU 7s Series - Luzon Second Leg. In a heart-stopping battle that left the crowd on the edge of their seats, the Clark Jets emerged as the Cup Champions, securing a hard-fought victory against the SKF Makati Mavericks with a nail-biting score of 14-12.
The grand finale showcased the remarkable talent and determination of both teams as they battled it out on the field. The match remained a closely contested affair, with each try and conversion carrying immense weight. In the end, the Clark Jets clinched the title by a mere 2-point margin, demonstrating their prowess and unity as a team. Clark Jets' Joshua Aragon was awarded the MVP of the tournament.
In the Women's division, the Eagles RFC soared to victory, claiming the Women's Cup Championship in a riveting encounter against the SKF Makati Mavericks Franky. The Eagles RFC secured a narrow victory with a final score of 14-10, showcasing their skill, strategy, and unwavering spirit. Two converted tries by MVP Nina Yanto proved to be the decider of the tightly contested match between the top women's rugby programs in the country,
The tournament also celebrated outstanding performances from the Manila Nomads and Clark Jets, who proudly walked away with the Plate Champion titles for the Men's and Women's categories, respectively. Their dedication and exceptional gameplay were evident throughout the series, and their triumph in this leg further solidified their positions as strong contenders.
Additionally, the SKF Makati Mavericks Vipers showcased their mettle and claimed the Bowl Champion title, adding to the thrilling competition that unfolded over the course of the tournament. The SKF Makati Mavericks Vipers fought hard to gain a 2 try advantage plus securing 1 conversion against their leg 1 rival, Global City 7s, leaving the score 17 against 7 in the Bowl Final. Well done to both teams for an intense Bowl finals match despite the unforgiving weather conditions on the day.
The 2023 PRFU 7s Series - Luzon Leg 2 proved to be a captivating display of rugby prowess, sportsmanship, and camaraderie. The participating teams left no stone unturned in their pursuit of victory, and their performances left an indelible mark on both fans and fellow athletes. A big thanks to the Philippine Sports Commission, KMC Solutions, Pitch'd, and Pillar Sports for its continued support on Philippine Rugby and the domestic competitions.
The PRFU 7s Series - Luzon continues to elevate the sport, bringing together athletes from different corners of the region to showcase their skills and passion for rugby.
PHILIPPINE RUGBY UNVEILS JERSEYS FOR MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TEAMS COMPETING IN ASIA RUGBY SEVENS SERIES LEG 1
Pasig City, August 24, 2023 - The Philippine Rugby Football Union Inc (PRFU) proudly announced the 12 men's and 12 women's players for the Philippine Volcanoes teams, who will compete in the highly anticipated Asia Rugby Sevens Series leg 1, scheduled to take place in Incheon, Korea on August 26 and 27, 2023. The momentous jersey presentation ceremony was held at the KMC Jollibee Tower in Ortigas City, which is also the home of the PRFU office.
PRFU's valued sponsor, KMC, took center stage during the event, presenting the sleek and vibrant jerseys that the Philippine Volcanoes teams will don as they battle against formidable opponents in the Asia Rugby Sevens Series. The jerseys, a blend of modern design and national pride, symbolize the dedication and spirit of the athletes as they represent the Philippines on an international stage.
The event was graced was also graced by the representatives from Fitness First and Pitch'd, key partners of PRFU, reaffirming their commitment to the sport and the teams.
"We are thrilled to unveil the official jerseys for our men's and women's teams who will be competing in the Asia Rugby Sevens Series leg 1," said Acee San Juan, General Manager of the PRFU. "These jerseys not only represent our teams' unity and determination, but they also carry the pride of our nation. We are grateful to the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), KMC, Fitness First, Pitch'd, Pillar Sports, and everyone who has supported us on this journey."
The Asia Rugby Sevens Series is a prestigious tournament that gathers top 8 men's and 8 women's rugby sevens teams from across the region. The Philippine Volcanoes teams have been preparing rigorously for this event at PSC's prestigious Ultra Philsports Complex, and their participation reflects the steady growth and increasing competitiveness of rugby in the Philippines.
The PRFU is committed to promoting and developing rugby at all levels in the Philippines and is excited to see the continued progress of its teams on the international stage. As the teams head to Incheon for the first leg of the Asia Rugby Sevens Series, the nation stands behind them, united in their pursuit of victory.
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For more information about PRFU and the Philippine Volcanoes, please visit philippines.rugby.
About Philippine Rugby: The Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU) is the governing body for rugby union in the Philippines. Established in 1999, the PRFU is committed to promoting and developing the sport of rugby at all levels, from grassroots to elite competition. The organization aims to foster a culture of inclusivity, sportsmanship, and respect within the rugby community while representing the Philippines on the international stage.
Get ready for another adrenaline-pumping weekend of top-tier rugby action as the Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU) presents the much-anticipated 2023 PRFU 7s Series - Luzon Leg 2! Despite the reduced number of participating teams due to National Team call ups for the Asia Rugby Sevens Series happening this weekend as well, the event promises to deliver the same level of energy, enthusiasm, and exhilaration that captivated audiences during the Leg 1 matches.
Scheduled to take place at the Ultra Philsports Complex in Pasig City on August 26, 2023, the Luzon Leg 2 of the PRFU 7s Series is poised to be a showcase of exceptional athleticism and fierce competition. Rugby enthusiasts, sports aficionados, and casual fans alike can look forward to witnessing gripping matches, strategic plays, and unforgettable moments on the pitch.
Following the resounding success of the previous leg, PRFU is thrilled to continue the rugby festivities, bringing together talented teams and dedicated athletes from across the region. The Luzon Leg 2 may feature a slightly smaller lineup of teams, but it's expected to maintain the electrifying atmosphere that has become a hallmark of the series.
The Ultra Philsports Complex, renowned for its excellent facilities and dynamic ambiance, will serve as the perfect backdrop for this exhilarating sporting event. Fans attending in person will be treated to a full day of exhilarating rugby matches, while those tuning in from home can expect high-quality coverage that captures every highlight, tackle, and try.
"We're excited to witness the fervor and passion of the rugby community once again as we kick off the Luzon Leg 2 of the 2023 PRFU 7s Series," said Acee San Juan, General Manager of the PRFU. "Although we have a smaller number of teams this leg, we're confident that the players will bring their A-game, and the competition will be as fierce and entertaining as ever."
The PRFU extends its gratitude to all the teams, sponsors, partners, and supporters who have played a crucial role in making this event possible. A big thanks to the Philippine Sports Commission, KMC Solutions, Fitness First, Pitch'd, and Pillar Sports for all the support. The organization remains committed to promoting the growth of rugby in the Philippines and fostering a sense of camaraderie within the sports community.
Don't miss the chance to be part of the excitement! Mark your calendars for August 26, 2023, and head to the Ultra Philsports Complex in Pasig City for a day of thrilling rugby action. Check out the game draw and schedule below:
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.
Philippine Rugby Football Union Inc Announces the 2023 PRFU 7s Series - Luzon: A Spectacular Rugby Showdown at Philsports Complex
Pasig City, 9 August 2023 – Get ready to witness the exhilarating clash of athleticism and camaraderie as the Philippine Rugby Football Union Inc (PRFU) proudly presents the highly anticipated 2023 PRFU 7s Series - Luzon. This thrilling event is set to take place on Saturday, 12 August 2023, at the iconic Philsports Complex in Pasig City.
The 2023 PRFU 7s Series - Luzon promises a day of intense competition and entertainment, bringing together some of the finest rugby talent from across the region. Twelve men's teams will lock horns in a fierce battle for supremacy, divided into the coveted Cup, Plate, and Bowl divisions, promising spectators an action-packed showcase of skill, strategy, and determination.
But the excitement doesn't stop there. The event will also feature an impressive lineup of five women's teams, all poised to vie for supremacy in the Cup and Plate divisions. These phenomenal athletes are prepared to leave it all on the field, demonstrating the power and grace that characterize rugby at its finest.
The Philippine Rugby Football Union extends its heartfelt gratitude to the esteemed Philippine Sports Commission for their unwavering support, which has played an integral role in bringing this event to life. Their dedication to fostering sportsmanship and promoting athletic excellence is truly commendable.
In addition to the invaluable support of the Philippine Sports Commission, the PRFU would like to express sincere appreciation to its esteemed partners: KMC Solutions, Fitness First, Pillar Sports, and Pitchd. These partnerships have been instrumental in Philippine Rugby, and their commitment to the growth of rugby in the Philippines is a testament to their vision and passion.
Mark your calendars for a day of unforgettable rugby action, as the games kick off at 9 am. Whether you're a die-hard rugby fan or a curious newcomer, this event is the perfect opportunity to witness world-class athleticism in a vibrant and family-friendly atmosphere.
Admission to the 2023 PRFU 7s Series - Luzon is absolutely free, so gather your family, friends, and fellow sports enthusiasts and make your way to the Philsports Complex in Pasig City. Come and be part of the excitement, as the PRFU celebrates the spirit of rugby and the remarkable talents of its athletes.
For more information and updates, please visit the official PRFU website and follow us on social media.
Date: Saturday, 12 August 2023
Time: Games kick off at 9 am
Venue: Philsports Complex, Pasig City
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The Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU) is the governing body for rugby union in the Philippines. Committed to the growth and development of rugby in the country, the PRFU organizes and promotes various rugby events and initiatives to encourage participation and excellence in the sport.
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