Volcanoes fail to erupt in WC | Inquirer Sports

Volcanoes fail to erupt in WC

/ 10:34 PM July 01, 2013

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.

After dropping their first three group games, including against Kenya and Samoa, the Volcanoes were relegated to a quarterfinal duel with Japan for the Bowl.

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Superior on all fronts, the Japanese hardly gave the Filipinos an inch in their all-Asian clash, dashing hopes of a stunning reversal.

“It was a tough lesson first-up for us,” said PH captain Michael Letts. “We knew it would be hard … but it can only get better from here.”

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