PH Stadium venue of Asian rugby tilt
THE PHILIPPINE Rugby Football Union (PRFU) has won the right to host Division 1 of the Asian Rugby Championship (ARC) on May 6 and 9 at Philippine Stadium in Bulacan.
The tournament will feature the Philippine Volcanoes, the national men’s rugby team, against top-ranked teams from the region. The ARC is the first international sporting event that will be held in the 25,000-seater Philippine Stadium.
“The Philippine Stadium was the key to securing the right to host the tournament,” said Matt Cullen, PRFU director for Rugby. “Upon inspection, the tournament officials were immediately impressed with this world-class facility.”
The ARC is Asia’s premier event for rugby union. The Philippines, ranked fourth in Asia, is the top-ranked team in Division 1, followed by Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan and Singapore.
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