CIS hosts int’l rugby tilt

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Monday, July 7, 2014


THE Cebu Lady Dragons will defend their lair this weekend against four visiting clubs in the inaugural International All-Ladies 10s Rugby Festival at the Cebu International School (CIS).

The Lady Dragons are up against the Bangkok Banger Belles, Hong Kong’s Meerkat Valley, Davao Lady Durians and rival Manila Mayhem.

“Cebu has a lot of new players under new leadership and they are still getting the feel for the structure and game as a team. Both Manila and Cebu teams have Volcano players but the Manila Mayhem have more game time this year as they have more competitions in Manila. Not much is known about the Bangkok Bangers from Thailand and the Meerkats from Hong Kong but we expect them to have a bit of experience and size.

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(I’m) Expecting a Cebu-Manila final, but it will all boil down to the team with least mistakes,” said Lady Dragons’ coach Jerry Branzuela.

The last time the Cebu Lady Dragons played at home, the team took home the crown. The Lady Dragon’s beat South Korean club Seoul Sisters, 17-0, for the Ladies title of the 6th Annual International Cebu 10s Rugby Festival last November.

This is the third tournament that the Lady Dragons will compete in this year. They also joined the Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU) 15s Rugby International Tournament last month.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 08, 2014.

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