The Philippine Lady Volcanoes Rugby Development Seven’s team will travel to China for an invitational tournament on Oct 27-28.
After winning the Bowl Division at the Rugby World Cup Qualifier in India a few weeks back, the team demonstrated a level of rugby that earned them a last minute invite to the 2012 Guangzhou Zhengcheng International Women Invitational Rugby Sevens. Some of the top teams from around the world are competing including Singapore, USA, Thailand, South Africa, Kazakhstan, and two China sides.
The team is proudly representing the Philippines with an all local squad from Manila and Cebu, many of whom competed in India. Ada Milby has been named captain for the upcoming tour and Nikki Lira, vice captain. Coach Dean Baker, from Cebu, will be leading the charge with a new and improved plan to help step up the level of play and allow the women to be more competitive this tournament. His many years of experience as a rugby player in New Zealand and abroad is a welcome asset to the team.
The Philippines will play against China, Singapore and USA on Sat, Oct 27.
The games will also be available for streaming via internet.
Lady Volcanoes 2012 China Invitational Development Squad:
Ada Milby (Captain)
Blessie De los Santos
Nikki Lira (Vice Captain)
Acee San Juan
Dean Baker (Coach)
Rose Mae Lanticse (Manager)
Paula Tomas (Physiotherapist)
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