PH edges S. Korea, qualifies in 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens
MANILA, Philippines — Bouncing back, the Philippines edged South Korea, 22-19, to clinch Asia’s last qualifying slot Saturday in the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens.
The Philippines yielded to Japan, 10-17, in the semifinals Friday but relished against Korea in its final crack at a World Cup berth.
The Nationals, who claimed third place in the HSBC Asian Sevens Series 2012, held a 17-17 lead at halftime and never looked back.
The Rugby World Cup will kick off June 28-30 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia.
The Philippines joined Japan and Hong Kong as the other teams who qualified.
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