The Philippine Rugby Football Union is proud to announce the players who have been selected for Asian 5 Nations opening match against Japan.
Head coach: Jarred Hodges
Team Manager: Phil Gittus
Asst coach: Stuart Woodhouse
Physiotherapist: Christopher Bailey
The match will be be played on Saturday, 20 April in Fukuoka, Japan at 1:00pm (Manila time). It will be telecast on Solar Sports and ESPN Star Sports Channels.
The Asian 5 Nations is an annual international Rugby Union competition held between the top five Asian national rugby sides. The Philippines will face Japan, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates and South Korea in a round-robin competition over five consecutive weekends throughout April and May 2013.
20 April 2013
Japan v Philippines: Fukuoka, Japan
Hong Kong v United Arab Emirates: Hong Kong
26 April 2013
United Arab Emirates v South Korea: Al Ain, Abu Dhabi
27 April 2013
Hong Kong v Japan: Hong Kong
4 May 2013
Japan v South Korea: Tokyo, Japan
Philippines v Hong Kong: Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila
10 May 2013
United Arab Emirates v Japan: Dubai
11 May 2013
South Korea v Philippines: Ansan, South Korea
18 May 2013
South Korea v Hong Kong , Ansan, South Korea
Philippines v United Arab Emirates: Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila
The Asian 5 Nations represents the highest tier of international rugby in Asia and is Asia's qualifying tournament for the Rugby World Cup 2015.
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