Eagles RFC and SKF Makati Mavericks Ricky: Back-to-Back Cup Champions of 2023 PRFU 7s Series - Luzon Legs 3 & 4
The Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU) recently held the 2023 PRFU 7s Series - Luzon Leg 4, at the Ultra Philsports Complex in Pasig City. The event witnessed the triumphant return of two powerhouse teams. Eagles RFC and SKF Makati Mavericks Ricky emerged as the Men's and Women's CUP Champions, achieving back-to-back victories in their respective divisions.
The highlights of the event were undoubtedly the remarkable performances of the teams that competed. In the Women's Division, SKF Makati Mavericks Ricky faced off against their arch-rivals, Eagles RFC, who had also claimed the Cup Champions title during the 2nd leg of the 7s Series. The showdown was nothing short of spectacular, with SKF Makati Mavericks Ricky leaving no room for contention. They dominated the game from start to finish, culminating in a resounding victory with a scoreline of 31-0 points.
In the fiercely competitive Men's Division, Eagles RFC clashed with the Leg 2 Cup Champions, Clark Jets, in an electrifying match. Eagles RFC showcased their exceptional skills and teamwork, securing a convincing win with a final score of 24-7 points, thereby clinching the CUP Championship title for the 4th leg of the 7s Series.
Vince Young (photo) was awarded the Men's MVP of the 2023 PRFU 7s Series - Luzon Leg 4, while Shiela Mae Patiño was awarded MVP for the Women's Division.
The Men's & Women's Plate Championships were fiercely contested, with the Manila Nomads (Men's) and SKF Makati Mavericks Franky (Women's) claiming the title for their respective divisions. In a thrilling final, Manila Nomads emerged triumphant with a 19-15 victory over SKF Makati Mavericks. Adding to the excitement, SKF Makati Mavericks Franky secured another victory by taking home the Women's Plate Championship, with a commanding score of 32-5 against Manila Rogues.
The excitement didn't end there, as the Bowl Championship saw a battle between the SKF Makati Mavericks' third and fourth teams. In a closely contested match, SKF Makati Mavericks Vipers emerged as the Bowl Champions by defeating SKF Makati Mavericks Roosters, adding another trophy cup to their team for the 4th Leg alone. The match between the Vipers and the Roosters in this leg was a testament to the competitive spirit and sportsmanship that define the sport of rugby. The encounter also highlighted the sense of camaraderie and unity that exists within the SKF Makati Mavericks rugby community.
The 2023 PRFU 7s Series - Luzon Leg 4 demonstrated the growing popularity of rugby in the Philippines and underscored the PRFU's commitment to promoting and developing the sport at all levels. The event brought together players, fans, and rugby enthusiasts, fostering a sense of camaraderie and unity within the rugby community.
The PRFU extends its congratulations to all the participating teams and champions of the Luzon Leg 4 and looks forward to more exciting rugby events in the future.
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