The Philippine Volcanoes finished third after round 1 of the Asian Sevens Division 2 Series held in Chennai, India over the weekend
The Volcanoes performed strongly throughout the tournament however fell short in one game to record 5 wins from 6 games over Round 1. The Volcanoes were dominant in per-formance posting wins over Syria, UAE, India, Nepal and once again over UAE in the final for 3rd place.
Philippine Volcano JonicoAter Hardwick finished as top try scorer over the competition recording an amazing tally of 10 individual tries. Team veteran Gareth Dela Rosa Holgate recorded the most conversions over the tournament with 18 leaving Team Philippines at the top of each list respectively.
The Volcanoes will be looking to go one game better in Round 2 in Al Ain, Dubai to en-sure the team re-qualifies into the Top 8 teams in Asia for 2016. A first place finish will see the Volcanoes push for the number one seeding to be promoted back into the Division 1 Series held later in the year with stops in Hong Kong, Brunei and Sri Lanka
“We played some outstanding and exciting rugby, whilst we are proud of the 3rd place finish we will be fighting to win the 2nd and final leg in Dubai to achieve promotion” Justin Coveney, Team Captain.
The Volcanoes depart for round 2 in Al Ain on Thursday which will be played on both February 26 and 27. The national team will receive a warm welcome by the Dubai Filipino community after confirming a meet and greet hosted by Aspire Group along with the Little Manila Filipino restaurant. The event will allow access to the players through interviews and photo opportunities available for all supporters of the Philippine Volcanoes.
By Ivan Saldajeno
PARAÑAQUE--The Alabang Eagles and Nomads started their respective JML 10's cup division campaign with a bang as the tournament series began at the Nomads Sports Club on Saturday.
Nomads asserted its home-turf advantage as the club scored two wins in as many matches even as the Eagles also opened their own stint with a 2-0 record.
Tim Bweheni and Kai Stroem provided the spark for Nomads and the Eagles respectively.
Meanwhile, the Eagles' sister teams, the Ibons and the Falcons, also surged to a 2-0 start in the plate division.
On the other hand, a fourth Muntinlupa-based squad, the Alabang Loros, scored a win in the bowl division along with Subic, QCPU, and Albay.
But while all of Alabang's male teams made an impression at the start of the tourney, the female squad was not that lucky as the Lady Eagles fell to CBRE in their clash.
CBRE would also go 2-0 in the women's division following another win against QCPU.
Action will shift to the Eagles' Nest inside the Southern Plains in Calamba on Feb. 13 before returning to the Nomads pitch on Feb. 20. The finals will take place on March 5 also at Nomads.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine Rugby Football Union, in collaboration with its title sponsor, JML Philippines, will be hosting the 2016 JML 10s League, which will kick off on Saturday, February 6, 1:00pm at Nomads Sports Club in Paranaque.
The JML 10s league is subdivided into four divisions: Cup, Plate, Bowl and Women’s. The tournament will be played at the following venues:
Saturday February 6th – Nomads Sports Club, Paranaqu e
Saturday February 13th - Southern Plains, Laguna
Saturday February 20th - Nomads Sports Club, Paranaque
Saturday March 5th – Nomads Sports Club, Paranaque
The JML 10’s League is played as the pre-competition tournament leading up to the world famous Manila 10’s which will take place at Nomads Sports Club on March 19/20th.
The JML 10s League gives the local Philippine teams the opportunity to prepare against other local rivals before facing the International teams that will travel to the Philippines to play in the Manila 10s.
The favorites in the Cup league are the Alabang Eagles who won last year’s championships and the Clark Jets who are the current Philippine National Games Gold Medalists.
The CBRE Mavericks and Extinct Volcanoes will be competing in the Plate division, while the Albay Vulcans and QCPU vying for the title rights in the Bowl Division.
The Women’s division will see the newly formed Women’s clubs CBRE Mavericks and Eagles Ladies play alongside QCPU and Miriam Colleges.
Over the last three years, JML Philippines have also been the official headline sponsor of the Philippine Volcanoes.
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