to ensure the team is best prepared come Saturday. Looking ahead, we want to build this program each year and it starts with a solid foundation this weekend. It’s an important tournament for the Volcanoes and the PRFU. The players have a lot to play for, not only the country, but also selection into the Men’s senior program later in the year” Letts shared.
Joshua Aragon also returns for the Junior Volcanoes, only this time he will compete in a slightly more familiar territory. The Clark Jets representative graduated from the U18 youth program and has had a remarkable rise since. Aragon has already earned his first cap with the senior Men’s team after a standout performance in the SEA 7s last April where the senior Volcanoes finished with a bronze medal. Aragon has since been named in the men’s SEA Games training squad. All before his debut for the U20s.
“I have learnt a lot of extra techniques to step up my game. Having a taste of how high the level of men’s senior rugby is, I think the experience will help me this weekend in Hong Kong” Aragon shared.
The Junior Volcanoes will face Malaysia first in their pool matches, followed by Sri Lanka, Chinese Taipei and finally China. All on the opening day. Saturday will see the teams seeded into a playoff format against Pool B.
Day 1: Friday August 4th
10.58: Philippines vs Malaysia
13.10: Philippines vs Sri Lanka
15.44: Philippines vs Chinese Taipei
18.18: Philippines China
Day 2: Finals day (TBC)
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