The U19 Philippine Volcanoes, the national rugby team, finished the year on a high after defeating the Hong Kong Junior Warriors, 49-0, over the weekend to lift the annual 2015 First Pacific Cup.
Commonly known as the Junior Volcanoes, the national team overcame horrid typhoon conditions on Saturday to outplay and out skill the touring Hong Kong team, scoring an unanswered six tries in the opening half.
Key players for the Philippines were team captains Robert Villaluz McCafferty and Rhys Jacob Mackley along with outside back Dan O’Rielly. Hamish RoxasMcWilliam also secured a hat trick of tries proving to be too strong for the opposition.
“The U19s national team is a platform for our next batch of future Volcanoes, this program helps develop and identify the next generation of elite athletes. It provides a pathway so our men’s national team can continue to be successful on the world stage,” said assistant coach and current Philippine Volcano Jake Letts.
Letts said the coaching staff identified up to two players that will most likely get to graduate to the Men’s program as early as next year.
The Philippine development team, however, lost to the Hong Kong Senior Warriors, 13-0, three days later to finish its Hong Kong stint with an even 1-1 win-loss card.
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