Rugby football at SOS today

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Saturday, April 26, 2014


THE Davao Durians Rugby Football Club (DDRFC) holds a rugby football tournament at 2 p.m. today at SOS Children’s Village Davao, J.P Laurel Avenue.

Categories to be contested are under 12, under 16 and gender age group. Matina Aplaya A, Matina Aplaya B, SOS CV Red, SOS CV Blue and SOS CV Yellow will battle for honors in the U12 while Buhangin Falcons White, Buhangin Falcons Black, SOS CV Red, SOS CV, Blue and SOS CV Yellow are entered in U16.

Rugby development officer Blessie Kate Delos Santos said that the tournament serves as a culminating activity for the 2nd SOS Rugby Football Clinic and Matina Aplaya 75-A Summer Rugby Football Clinic.

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She said that Rippa Rugby rules will be applied in the event that will allow eight minutes per game.

“The teams will play in a single round robin format wherein the top two teams will vie for championship while third and fourth placed teams vie for the third place,” she said.
Certificates will be given to the top three teams while the most valuable participants from the 2nd SOS Rugby Clinic will receive special awards.

The tournament is presented by the SOS Children´s Village Davao and supported by the city government of Davao, DHL, Buhangin Proper Barangay Council, Matina Aplaya 75-A Barangay Council, Meerkat Security Service, Philippine Rugby Football Union, and Pot Bellied Pigs RFC Hong Kong.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on April 27, 2014.

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