Rugby 7s has been in the news after it was played in the Summer Olympics this year. The Philippines team was having a double finish on the podium for the Southeast Asian Games last year. This year the Volcanoes are looking to be again one of the best teams in Asia.
The Lady’s team is called Lady Volcanoes which is the national team for women. This team will be touring and competing against the Bangkok 7s between 12th and 13th November. Both national teams will then move on to competing in the month of February. At that time there would be two rounds of the 2017 Asian 7s series. The games would be held in Dubai and India.
The Volcanoes women’s and men’s teams are undergoing training programs of high intensity so that they will be able to defend the medals they won in the SEA Games. The Volcanoes are also gearing up to participate in several international events. These events will be held prior to 2017 Southeast Asian Games that would be in Kuala Lumpur. The Men’s Volcanoes team is ranked number one in the Southeast Asian region. The team would be facing tougher competition, which will be a step up next year as compared to previous years.
The rugby game is on the rise in Asia and every team seems to be getting better at it every year. Hence, looking to win gold in the SEA Games will need good preparations in advance. Captain of the 2015 Gold Team of the region feels that the preparations need to be high quality if they wish to gain the first position in the competition coming up in February. Here’s hoping that the preparations go well and the teams are able to perform up to their expectations as well as exceed the same.