By Marc Anthony Reyes
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.
By Marc Anthony Reyes
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.
By Marc Reyes
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.
By Cedelf P. Tupas
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.
THE PHILIPPINES got a rude welcome in the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top 5 last Saturday when it absorbed a 0-121 defeat to powerhouse Japan in Fukuoka.
The Philippine Volcanoes face top-ranked Japan in the opener of the HSBC Asian 5 Nations Rugby at Level 5 Stadium in Fukuoka, Japan, at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper has announced he will make his boxing debut next year as he weighs his future in rugby after receiving an “unacceptable” contract offer from the Australian Rugby Union.
By Mark Giongco
Bouncing back, the Philippines edged South Korea, 22-19, to clinch Asia’s last qualifying slot Saturday in the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens.
Veteran lock Nathan Sharpe will lead Australia in his final series of an 11-year career after being announced as captain of the 30-man squad for the four-test tour of France, Italy and Britain on Thursday.
Rugby union minnows the Philippines surprised doubters by barging into Asia’s elite top-five this month but the long shots have their eyes on an unlikely trip to the England 2015 World Cup.
By Musong R. Castillo
THE PHILIPPINE Volcanoes exploded early and wrote history by stunning top-ranked Sri Lanka, 28-18, last night to make the HSBC Asian 5 Nations Division 1 rugby tournament for the first time.
WITH little fanfare, the Philippine Volcanoes are slowly but surely getting the job done.
War-torn Afghanistan, already impressing the cricketing world with its rapid progress in the game, will play its first rugby match abroad in Dubai this month, the local federation said Sunday.