With the completion of the Philippine Volcanoes’ Asian 5 Nations series, rugby fans and enthusiasts are asking, “What’s next?”
Local women’s Rugby will take center stage this month with the inaugural PRFU Women’s 15s Invitational Tournament on Saturday, June 14 at Southern Plains field in Silangan, Laguna.
Two local teams, the Manila Mayhem Women’s Rugby and the Cebu Lady Dragons Rugby Club, along with the visiting Bedok Kings Skyllas Women’s Rugby from Singapore will compete for victory, bragging rights, and a trophy in this exciting one day tournament. Like the men’s game, there are 15 players per side and three, 40 minutes games will be played throughout the afternoon.
The games start at 1pm. Admission is free of charge.
“It’s the first time since 2012 that local women’s 15s Rugby teams will get to test their skills against an international team” said Ada Milby, PRFU’s Head of Development and current captain of the Lady Volcanoes. “It should be a great day of Rugby as the local players have improved by much since the Philippine Rugby Football Union introduced a women’s Rugby program in 2010” she added.
This tournament also marks the first in the series of five tournaments for local players. The series, organized in partnership with the Philippine Sports Commission, is a grassroots development program aimed at identifying emerging new talents and providing additional training for the Lady Volcanoes 7s squad, which will take part in tournaments in Hong Kong and China later this year.
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