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Thursday, February 7, 2013
THE Cebu Dragons ruled the first rugby challenge at Cebu International School last Sunday.
The Cebu Dragons crushed the Low-Flying Dragons, 35-0, in a one sided match, with tries from David Potuku, Ram Sumagang, Geoffrey Veraces Lowenstein Toamun and Maxence Leonard.
The Black Dragons, led by skipper Jerry Branzuela, relied on the power of speedy players who took advantage and dominated possession all throughout the game.
Branzuela was supported by other forwards in controlling the match against the expat-backed Low Flying Dragons.
On the other hand, the Low Flying Dragons struggled as their lack of training resulted in the team stumbling easily against the Black Dragons strong wall, while their defense also collapsed easily.
The win extended the Dragons’ continuous stride for improvement after they reached the finals of the Cebu Rugby 10s International Fesival despite losing some key players during the off-season.
Despite the loss, the Low Flyers now under new skipper Alasdeir Watt, will bring in fresh faces for the team, who is missing former skipper Damien Allison.
The two are set to meet again in the second Dragons Challenge on Feb. 24 at the same venue.
The Dragons Challenge is set to be part of the men’s team preparation for the Manila 10s Internationak Rugby Festival on March 16 to 17.
Meanwhile, the Cebu Ladies will hope to continue their winning streak as they join the Philippine Rugby Football Union on March 2.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 08, 2013.