MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU) is trying to rate two gold medals inside the 30th Southeast Asian Games. The united states of America are website hosting later this year.
International tournaments were covered up for each of the guys and girls’ teams leading to the SEA Games this November 30 to December eleven, in hopes of finishing a primary ever two-gold medal haul in the sport.
The guys’ team by myself will compete in 4 tournaments earlier than the biennial meet, together with the 2020 Olympic Qualifiers in Incheon, South Korea, in November.
“In phrases of our arrangements, each the men and women’s groups is preparing to the pleasant of their competencies. The greater get right of entry to we’ve got on international exposure, the better our applications could be,” stated Philippine rugby group supervisor Jake Letts inside the weekly Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at Amelie Hotel Manila. PRFU President Rick Santos, additionally chairman and founder of Santos Knight Frank, and country-wide group members Lito Ramirez, Evan Spargo, and Sylvia Tudoc also graced the consultation provided by San Miguel Corp Tapa King and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR).
The Philippine Volcanoes won the gold within the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, whilst the Lady Volcanoes secured the bronze within the identical version of the meet. Spargo said the men’s side is eager to regain the gold again, especially with a website hosting the occasion for the primary time in 2005. “Rest confident that we can have the great team in the SEA Games,” he said. Letts referred to Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand as the top contenders for gold. The Malaysians are the defending guys’ champion, even as the Thais are the reigning titleholder inside the ladies side. “By no manner will it be an easy trip to any medal. We’re waiting for the nice from Thailand, the best from Singapore, the great from Malaysia. But in going back, we also assume the great from our athletes, from our coaches, from our managers. We’re in reality a competitive kingdom,” stated the PRFU manager.