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RUGBY 101 | PH vs UAE

All along I thought that the game of Rugby was like American Football minus the protective gears. But when I watched the game of the Philippine National Rugby Team aka the Philippine Volcanoes vs UAE last May 18, 2013 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila, I was introduced to Rugby 101.

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Before the game started

It was fun to experience and watch our Philippine National Rugby Team battle it out with the team from UAE. As I watch the game, I realized that even though rugby is a very physical sport, it’s also a gentleman’s game. The man with the ball is always the target and get’s the beating. But I never saw anyone threw a punch or took a cheap-shot against the opposing player.

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Photo courtesy of Art Mendoza

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With Blogger friends Banjo, Rikki and Vimz (Photo courtesy of Art Mendoza)

The Volcanoes scored a big 24-8 win in front of the hometown crowd and gave them the Top 5 division of the tournament. It was a good win for the Volcanoes coming from defeats  against Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea.

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Me with 4 of the Volcanoes (Photo courtesy of Art Mendoza)

Thank you to Fila Philippines for the invite to experience and watch the game live!

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Fila Philippines, the official outfitter of the Philippine Rugby Team (Photo courtesy of Art Mendoza)

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