Philippines national rugby sevens team

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Philippines
Philippine Rugby emblem.png
Union Philippine Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s) Volcanoes
Coach(es) New Zealand Frano Botica
Captain(s) Matthew Saunders
Michael Letts
Team kit
Change kit
First international
Philippines Philippines 32–5 Indonesia [1]
(Manila, Philippines; December 3, 2005)
Largest win
Philippines Philippines 67–0 Nepal   
(Doha, Qatar; March 3, 2017)
Largest defeat
 Japan 50-0 Philippines Philippines
(Moscow, Russia; June 30, 2013)
World Cup Sevens
Appearances 1 (First in 2013)
Best result Bowl quarterfinals (2013)

The Philippines national rugby sevens team is a minor national sevens side. The 2012 Hong Kong Sevens was their first appearance in an IRB Sevens World Series. They were 1 of 4 Asian teams that qualified through regional tournaments to be included in the 2012 Hong Kong Sevens, it is also a qualifying tournament for inclusion in the 2012–13 IRB Sevens World Series.[2] After the Philippines won third place against South Korea in the 2012 Singapore Sevens Series, they gained qualification to the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow.

Tournament history[edit]

Rugby World Cup Sevens[edit]

World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Scotland 1993 Did not participate
Hong Kong 1997 Did not participate
Argentina 2001 Did not participate
Hong Kong 2005 Did not participate
United Arab Emirates 2009 Did not participate
Russia 2013 Bowl Quarterfinals 24th 4 0 4 0
Total 0 Title 4 0 4 0

Southeast Asian Games[edit]

Southeast Asian Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Thailand 2007 Final 1st 7 4 3 0
Singapore 2015 Final 1st 6 6 0 0
Total 2 Titles 2/2 13 10 3 0
  • The Philippine national team also won the rugby sevens event at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games. However rugby sevens was just a site sport or demonstration event and was not counted in the final medal tally. The rugby sevens tournament also included club sides some which are based in Macau and Sri Lanka which are part of the ASEAN/[1]

Honours[edit]

  • 2009 Brunei Rugby 7s Runners up[3]

Current squad[edit]

Squad to the 2015 Southeast Asian Games:[4]

Past squads[edit]

Squad to 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens:[5]

2012 Hong Kong Sevens[edit]

[6]

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that advanced to the Cup Quarterfinal
Teams that advanced to the Bowl Semifinal
Teams that advanced to the Qualifier (Shield) Quarterfinal
Teams that advanced to the Ranking Matches

Pool E[edit]

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Canada 3 2 0 1 66 36 +30 7
 Spain 3 2 0 1 47 20 +27 7
 Zimbabwe 3 2 0 1 50 57 −7 7
 Philippines 3 0 0 3 27 77 −50 3
23 March 2012
16:22
Canada  35 – 5  Philippines
Report

23 March 2012
19:02
Spain  19 – 5  Zimbabwe
Report

24 March 2012
09:52
Spain  21 – 5  Philippines
Report

24 March 2012
12:48
Canada  21 – 24  Zimbabwe
Report

24 March 2012
15:00
Zimbabwe  21 – 17  Philippines
Report

24 March 2012
18:02
Canada  10 – 7  Spain
Report

Ranking Matches[edit]

Semi-finals Final
25 March – Hong Kong
   China 5  
  Guyana 7  
 
25 March – Hong Kong


       Guyana 0
    Uruguay 31
25 March – Hong Kong
   Uruguay 22
  Philippines 5  

Coaches[edit]

  • Australia Rick Hartley (2006–2009)
  • United States Al Caravelli (2012–2013)
  • Australia Matthew Cullen (2013–2014)
  • New Zealand Geoff Alley (2014–2015)
  • New Zealand Frano Botica (2016–)

References[edit]

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