MANILA, PHILIPPINES – CBRE Mavericks played an exciting brand of rugby 7s at round 2 of the JML 7s League on the weekend, the Mavericks now sit on the top of both the Plate (2nd) and Bowl (3rd) divisions after winning three out of their four games. This weekend the Mavericks are looking to keep their winning formula alive.
The Philippine Rugby Football Union are proud to announce Rose Lanticse as the new Head for the 'Get Into Rugby' Program in the Philippines!
Rose has been a senior development officer for the PRFU for the past 5 years and also represented the Philippine National Women's team. Rose has had extensive experience growing the game from a grassroots level in both NCR and the Davao region. A perfect candidate for this position.
Congratulations Rose! We look forward to you growing the game in the Philippines!
MANILA, PHILIPPINES –This year rugby players from Alabang Eagles, Manila Nomads, Clark Jets, CBRE Makati Mavericks and the Makati Chiefs all come together to form the 2016 Philippine Residents XV.
The Residents will play an international 15s match against Sabah Rugby this Sunday 18th September at 3.00pm Southern Plains Field, Laguna.
The program provides a pathway for the best local rugby players to learn from an experienced coaching staff and play a high standard of rugby. The team will be coached by David Johnston, the assistant coach to the Men’s National 15s Team, more commonly known as the Philippine Volcanoes.
Experienced Philippine Volcano members Justin Villazor Coveney, Jake Robrigado Letts, Jovan Reyes Masalunga and seven other national team members have all been included in the team. Mixed in with the best local players including Greg Goleman, Jackson Vatu and Epineri Vulakouvaki will sure be a team full of confidence this weekend.
“On paper this team is suprisingly very strong, getting together the best players from all the top clubs in the country makes this program really exciting. I have no doubt this Sunday’s game will be extremely physical and a tough encounter against a strong Sabah team” shared Matt Cullen, Director of Rugby for the Philippine Rugby Football Union.
The Residents XV Team, proudly sponsored by Transcom is a pathway into selection for the 2017 Philippine Volcanoes Men's 15s National Team. The Men’s National 15s Team will compete in the Asia Rugby Championships in April next year against Sri Lanka, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates for the Division 1 title.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine Rugby Football Union, in collaboration with its title sponsor, JML Philippines, will kick off the 2016 JML 7s League on Saturday 17th September.
Since the return of Rugby 7s to the 2016 Olympic Games, the JML 7s League gives local Philippine rugby teams the opportunity to play Rugby 7s as it continues to grow throughout the Philippines and Asia.
The JML 7s League will see 23 local teams, compete amongst four divisions across seven rounds of competition. The tournament will be played at Southern Plains and Circuit Makati each weekend including a grand final in each division. The local favorites in the Cup division are the Alabang Eagles, who are looking to make it a 2016 clean sweep after winning the JML 10s and SPI 15s earlier this year. The Clark Jets, who are the current Philippine National Games Champions, will also be expected to be a top favorite after their successful 2016 Davao 10s campaign also reaching the semi-finals at the 2016 Fatboy 10s last weekend. The largest number of teams will be participating in the Bowl Division, with eight teams looking to battle it out over the seven rounds. The Women’s division will see Alabang, CBRE Makati, Quezon City Polytechnic Univesity and Miriam College entering the series.
“It was brilliant to see rugby return to the Olympics this year in Rio and to see Japan represent Asia so well. It is even better to see so many teams entering in this year’s JML 7s League and to see that the sport is developing at a fast rate here in the Philippines” shares Jovan Masalunga, Head of Development for the Philippine Rugby Football Union.
The Plate competition sees the return of the Makati Chiefs rugby team, being led and coached by Philippine Volcano Justin Villazor Coveney.“I am looking forward to playing with my fellow countrymen on the domestic front, Philippine local rugby is shaping up to get better every year” adds an excited Coveney.
Round 1 of the JML 7s League kick off this Saturday 17th September at 11.00am at Southern Plains field, Canlubang.
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