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Rugby expert promotes World Cup


With height hardly a factor, former Irish rugby union superstar Paul Stephen Wallace says his favorite sport is definitely cut out for Filipinos.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Rugby 7, women’s softball join Gilas in first Asiad cut


With only three national teams making the initial cut, Philippine chef de mission Richie Garcia said other sports should prove themselves worthy of competing in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Gilas, Blu Girls shoo-ins to Incheon Asian Games

The Philippines is looking at sending around 200 athletes to the Incheon Asian Games later this year with Gilas, Blu Girls and Volcanoes carrying strong chances of making the team outright.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Celebrating Mandela, South African sport goes on


Reflecting Nelson Mandela’s vision for sport in his country, South Africa’s multi-racial rugby sevens team huddled Saturday in the middle of the stadium named after the anti-apartheid leader, raised their hands to the skies and joined them together.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Volcanoes fail to erupt in WC

THE PHILIPPINE Volcanoes absorbed a heavy 0-50 loss to powerhouse Japan Sunday night and ended their inaugural Rugby World Cup Sevens campaign without a win in Moscow.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

All Blacks kick off World Cup sevens bid untroubled

NEW ZEALAND, Auckland : (L-R) New Zealand All Blacks players Victor Vito, Ma'a Nonu and Piri Weepu wave to fans during the Rugby World Cup 2011 victory parade in Auckland on the October 24, 2011. Hundreds of thousands of jubilant New Zealanders packed central Auckland for the All Blacks victory parade October 24, celebrating their "ultimate achievement" in winning the Rugby World Cup. AFP PHOTO / Marty Melville

New Zealand got their bid for a first Rugby World Cup Sevens title since 2001 off to a steady start in the first day of action at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium that featured no major upsets.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Volcanoes eye strong World Cup showing

THE PHILIPPINE Volcanoes hope to translate to victories some good early impressions as they kicked off their campaign in the Rugby World Cup Sevens late Friday in Moscow.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

South Africa marks 18 years since Mandela’s rugby victory

Former South African President Nelson Mandela. AP Photo

With Nelson Mandela critically ill in hospital, South Africans on Monday remembered the day exactly 18 years ago when their rugby team won the world cup and Mandela won over the nation.

Posted: June 24th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Volcanoes ready to erupt in Russia World Cup Sevens


The Philippine Volcanoes hope to continue their remarkable rise in the international level with a strong showing in their maiden participation in the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow, Russia, late this month.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Volcanoes whip UAE, keep top Asian 5 slot

RUGBY SCORE  Gareth Holgate of the Philippine  Volcanoes dives to score as a beaten United Arab Emirates defender slumps on the ground during the HSBC Asian 5 Nations Rugby match on Saturday at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila. The Philippines beat the UAE, 24-8, and kept its place in Asia’s top five that now includes Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka. The UAE was relegated to Division 1.  AUGUST DELA CRUZ

THE PHILIPPINE rugby team came up with a brave, battling game to smother the United Arab Emirates, 24-8, before a big, wildly cheering crowd at Rizal Memorial Stadium Saturday night and keep its spot in the HSBC Asian Five Nations elite group at least until next year.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Volcanoes fight for ‘Asian 5’ life


THE PHILIPPINE rugby team will try to neutralize what they lacked in experience with their natural quickness as they go up against United Arab Emirates in the HSBC Asian 5 Nations relegation tie tonight at Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

Volcanoes brace for WC


Refusing to back down despite a recent defeat, the Philippine Volcanoes brace themselves for rugby’s biggest stage, the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow next month.

Posted: May 8th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

PH Volcanoes tackle HK tonight


IT TOOK roughly five years for the Philippine Volcanoes to work their way up to the top flight of Asian rugby. They’re not about to relinquish the spot just like that.

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »



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