Cavite, Philippines - The SKF Makati Mavericks women and the Manila Nomads men clinched the 2022 Globe 7s Series Luzon - Open & Women's Divisions leg 3 title on Saturday, 22 October 2022, at Philippine Rugby's home ground, the Ayala Vermosa Sports Hub. Both the Mavericks and the Nomads were finalists in the previous leg and finished short of the title. However, they proved to be the stronger team in their division last weekend with resounding wins against their opponents.
In the women's division, the Mighty Mavericks team was unfazed throughout the day despite fierce challenges from their rivals. The women in red and white started the day with a 41 - 0 win against the Clark Jets. They quickly followed it up with a 27 - 0 against the Manila Rogues. The team finished 1st rank after the pool games, with a 68 points differential against Eagles RFC' 62 points differential. The absence of 3 of their key players due to National Team duties didn't affect the Mavericks team as they ran away as eventual winners in the finals match on a 20 - 7 win against the defending champions. Sylvia Tudoc made her presence felt all over the field, leading the attack and winning turnovers all day for her team. With this, she was awarded MVP of the 3rd leg.
The Manila Nomads showed consistency and all heart throughout the day to finally be crowned the kings of 7s for the final leg this season. The Nomads started the day with a 43 - 0 win against their fellow clubmates and Open Division debutants, the Manila Carabaos. They followed it up with a close win against leg 1 finalists, the Clark Jets. The match was tied with 3 tries for each team. However, two converted kicks gave the edge to the Nomads and guaranteed them a place in the semi finals. They had the tough match up to face defending champions, the Eagles RFC, in the semis but came away as 21 - 5 winners. In the finals, the Nomads faced a young Mavericks side. After 14 minutes of play, the men in green and white came away as winners with a 19 - 10 win against their opponent. Scott Freebairn of Manila Nomads was awarded the MVP for the division.
The Philippine Rugby Football Union would like to thank all teams who competed throughout the season. A big thanks as well to all the supporters who came out to cheer for their teams. This season wouldn't be possible without the support of title sponsor, Globe Telecom. We look forward to the Philippine Schools & Youth League (PSYL) next month and the domestic 15s season kicking off in February 2023.
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