Philippine Volcanoes for Borneo 7s Named
The Philippine Rugby Football Union have selected the team to compete in the Borneo Sevens tournament on August 31 to September 2, 2012 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
Philippine National Men's 7s Team - Borneo Sevens
Coach: Al Caravelli
Asst Coach/Manager: Expo Mejia
Physiotherapist: Rico Barin
The Borneo Sevens kicks off the 2012 HSBC Asian Sevens Series, followed by Shanghai and Mumbai. The final leg in Singapore is the International Rugby Board's Asian qualifiers for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013.
The Volcanoes finished last year's Borneo Sevens tournament in second place behind Japan, giving the Philippines an year-end ranking of third in Asia, tied with China and South Korea. Rugby powers Japan and Hong Kong are ranked first and second, respectively.
The other nine nations that make up the 10 core teams (teams competing in all four tournaments) with the Philippines are China, Hong Kong, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
The rankings from the Borneo, Shanghai and Mumbai events will determine the seeding for the Singapore Sevens and Rugby World Cup Sevens qualifier. The top three finalists from the HSBC Asian 7s’ Singapore Sevens will qualify for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 in Moscow.
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