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After 2-0 start, PH Volcanoes lose back to back in Asia Rugby 7s

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 04:06 PM September 15, 2018

The Philippines suffered two straight backbreaking losses after an erstwhile perfect start in the 2018 Asia Rugby Sevens Series Saturday at Hong Kong Football Club.

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The Philippine Volcanoes lost to Japan, 36-5, right after falling to host Hong Kong 42-7.

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The Japanese will advance to the finals while the Philippines will fell to the qualification stage.

The Volcanoes’ first victory in the tournament was against Korea, 12-7, thanks to the efforts of Joe Palabay Dawson and Ryan Reyes Howe.

Dawson and Howe both had tries for the Philippines with Dawson scoring a conversion against the Koreans.

The Philippines then took out Malaysia in a relatively easier fashion, 26-10, to end its Friday assignments.

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