The Globe PRFU 7’s League kicked off at Philsports Stadium with 8 teams taking the field. The Cup Division included the Alabang Eagles, Nomads, Ibons, and Hapons while the Plate Division saw the introduction of two new teams from the Rugby 101 sessions, Teambog Vipers and Raging Bison, while the Globe Immortals marked their second year of participation in the competition.
The Alabang Eagles once again proved that they will be hard to beat in the 7’s arena by winning all their games in Round 1. The Eagles are the PRFU 7’s defending champions and with specialist 7’s players such as Andrew Wolff,
Tim Bweheni, Rimex Davai and John Odulio, the Eagles will be once again the team to beat in the 2011 7’s series. The Nomads were only down 10-5 against the Eagles at halftime but a blistering length of the field try by Tim Bweheni saw
the Eagles take the lead and they scored again the last minute of the game to win by 20-5.
The Plate Division saw the introduction of two new teams that are composed of beginners learning the sport during the Monday & Wednesday Rugby 101 sessions. Teambog Vipers and Raging Bison showed that Rugby 7’s can be played by Filipinos as both teams thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to play in their first tournament.
It was the more experienced Globe Immortals who came out on top of the first round of the competition in the Plate Division. Jay Coronel, who also plays for the Philippine National Development Team, led the Immortals to victories over the Raging Bisons and Teambog.
The next round of the GLOBE PRFU 7’s League will be played at Philsports Stadium on Saturday, September 10.
Globe PRFU 7s Round 1
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