The Philippine Volcanoes National Men’s 15s Team, completed a two-match sweep against Singapore in the Asia Rugby Championship Division 1 held at Southern Plains, Laguna. With a score of 32-24 last Saturday and 38-12 on Tuesday, June 26th, the Volcanoes managed to bag two wins from two appearances to secure the Asia Rugby Division 1 Title
After early points to Singapore, Philippine Volcanoes Team Captain, Steve Pagtalunan Howorth was the first to draw blood for the Philippines with a barnstorming try. Robert Luceno Fogerty added the extra points and poured another two penalties to bring the lead to 13-5.
Fogerty, the youngest member of the Volcanoes continues to rise to the international standard of rugby. With a near perfect kicking performance, converting four penalties and three conversions for 18 points, Fogerty added crucial points the Philippine Volcanoes tally. It was, however, the defence and physicality of the team that most impressed the outside back. The Philippines defending their own tryline for a period of 20 minutes straight.
Veteran, nickname the Flying Jeepney Justin Villazor Coveney also contributed 10 points to the scoreline crossing for a double set up by the Philippine back line. Joe Palabay Dawson also scored another to add to his two from Saturday.
“Our goal is to keep building on this win. Come next year, reclaim the Division 1 trophy in a four team round robin tournament,” Steve Pagtalunan Howorth, Team Captain and man of the match the Philippines.
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original story courtesy: https://www.philippinerugby.com/news/volcanoes-secure-asia-rugby-championship
This concludes the Asia Rugby Championship 2018 #ARC2018