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PH women's rugby tops 2019 7s Trophy Series

Aug 11, 2019 - 7:24 PM

The Philippine Lady Volcanoes get promoted to the top-tier Asia Rugby Women's Series

CHAMPIONS. The Philippine Lady Volcanoes go undefeated in the 2019 Asia Rugby Women's 7s Trophy Series. Photo from Philippine Rugby

PH Volcanoes nail historic quarters berth in world qualifiers

Apr 06, 2019 - 3:28 PM

The Philippine men's rugby team faces Hong Kong in the world series qualifiers last 8

HISTORIC. The Philippine Volcanoes aim to advance to the semifinals over Asian favorite Hong Kong. Photo from Philippine Rugby Facebook

Philippine rugby shoots for SEA Games double gold

Mar 29, 2019 - 6:58 PM

Ranked among the top squads in Southeast Asia, the national men and women's rugby teams hope to live up to their billing

GOLDEN YEAR. Homegrown talent Jonel Madrona is one of the favorites to make it to the 2019 SEA Games team. File photo from Philippine Rugby Football Union

PH Volcanoes barge into prestigious Hong Kong Sevens

Oct 15, 2018 - 11:32 PM

The Nationals nab bronze in the 2018 Asia Sevens Series to secure the final ticket to the Hong Kong Sevens

IN GOOD COMPANY. The Philippine Volcanoes join Japan and Hong Kong in the most prestigious tournament of the World Rugby Sevens Series. Photo from the Philippine Rugby Football Union

Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour hits Manila

Jul 28, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Filipino sports fans get a chance to see rugby’s most coveted trophy

TROPHY TOUR. Junior players from development clubs and foundations of the Philippine Rugby Football Union pose with the Webb Ellis Cup.

PH Lady Volcanoes to see action in Asia Women's Rugby Championship

Jun 05, 2018 - 4:42 PM

The Lady Volcanoes will face India and home team Singapore on June 5 and 8, respectively

SPEARHEAD. Team captain Auimi Ono will lead the Philippine Lady Volcanoes in the 2018 Asia Rugby Women's Championship. Photo from  Philippine Rugby Football Union

PH Rugby open international season with win over Guam

May 15, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Residents XV remain undefeated at home since the program started in 2016

MAN OF THE MATCH. Clark Jet Kingsley  Ballesteros finished with the Best on ground performance for Team Philippines. Photo from Philippine Rugby Football Union

High on rugby: Letts dreams of homegrown national team

May 11, 2018 - 4:27 PM

Philippine Rugby Football Union’s newly appointed general manager Jake Letts hopes to develop the sport's grassroots program

HOMEGROWN. Lito Ramirez is one of the Filipino talents discovered by the Philippine Rugby union. Photo from Instagram (@philippinerugby)

PH Volcanoes rugby teams earn bronzes in Singapore meet

Apr 17, 2017 - 5:13 PM

Both the men s and women s teams finish with bronze at the Singapore Sevens tournament held this past weekend

BRONZE. Joshua Aragon, playing for the national team for the first time, makes a play on the field. Contributed photo

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Jun 08, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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Why Philippine Rugby matters

May 11, 2015 - 5:07 PM

The Philippine rugby team has climbed from the bottom of Asia to be ranked 51st in the world helping grow the sport in the country

Jeff Gregson of the Philippine Volcanoes makes a run for it against Sri Lanka during the Asian Rugby Championship. Photo by Josh Albelda

PH women's touch rugby team to compete at Touch World Cup 2015

Apr 28, 2015 - 11:01 PM

The unranked Philippine Pythons will compete against the world s best in touch rugby

PH Volcanoes fall to South Korea, settle for 4th place at A5N

May 25, 2014 - 7:53 PM

The Asian 5 Nations battle for third place ended with the Philippines falling to South Korea 22 52

A Korean player makes a run for it as Philippine players give chase

What PH Volcanoes must do to keep rugby dream alive

Apr 11, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Japan Rugby team s victory is good news for the Philippine Volcanoes

HISTORY. Japan creates history by becoming the first Asian team to qualify for the HSBC Sevens World Series. Photo courtesy of the IRB website

Your guide to the Volcanoes' Rugby World Cup 7s campaign

Jun 18, 2013 - 3:22 PM

Here s what to look forward to in the PH Volcanoes campaign in the 2013 Rugby World Cup 7s

NO STOPPING US. The Volcanoes look to make an impact in their one and only World Cup appearance. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

Philippine Volcanoes: Explosion or extinction?

May 17, 2013 - 11:03 AM

With their last A5N match the Philippine Volcanoes face the question: explosion or extinction?

DO OR DIE. The Volcanoes are in a precarious situation. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

Opinion: It's time for Filipinos to embrace rugby

Mar 05, 2013 - 9:36 AM

The former coach of the Philippine rugby team encourages Filipinos to try not just the sport but engaging in physical activities in general to improve their fitness

As hard as it might look like, learning rugby is not impossible, says former coach Expo Mejia. Photo by Mark Cristino/PRFU

New coach to lead Volcanoes in 2013 campaign

Mar 04, 2013 - 1:11 PM

Jarred Hodges leads the Philippine Volcanoes as they aim to bring the national rugby team higher in the world rankings

The Volcanoes prepare for a tough 2013 campaign with a new coach. Photo by Mark Cristino/PRFU

PRFU 15s: The rise of Philippine rugby

May 03, 2012 - 6:32 PM

The sport of rugby is starting to boom in popularity PRFU 15s helps in spreading it

PH Volcanoes erupt in A5N opener

Apr 16, 2012 - 9:22 AM

The men s Philippine rugby team defeats Singapore in its Asian 5 Nations Division 1

What you need to know about A5N and the Volcanoes

Apr 13, 2012 - 10:31 AM

Learn about the team the opponents and the preparations of the Philippine Volcanoes