The Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU) has released the list of players selected to take part in the training camp for the Asian 5 Nations 2014 tournament.
National coaches Jarred Hodges and Stuart Woodhouse will trim the squad down at the end of the training camp, with the final team announced before each match.
The Asian 5 Nations is the region's premier Rugby Union competition among the top five national rugby teams in Asia. On its first year in the top 5 in 2013, the Philippines defeated the United Arab Emirates at the Rizal Memorial Stadium to remain in the Premier Division for 2014.
The Philippine Volcanoes will face Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Sri Lanka in a round-robin competition over five consecutive weekends throughout April and May 2014.
Asian 5 Nations Premier Division Schedule
The Asian 5 Nations represents the highest tier of international Rugby in Asia and in 2014, is Asia's qualifying tournament for the Rugby World Cup 2015.
The national squad is made up of Filipino heritage players (who were either born in the Philippines, or have at least one parent or grand parent that was born in the Philippines) and a few foreign-blooded players who have been based in the Philippines for at least three consecutive years, as allowed by International Rugby Board (IRB) regulations.
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