THE Philippine Rugby Football Union holds its first Women’s 15s Invitational Tournament on Saturday at Southern Plains field in Silangan, Laguna.
Local teams Manila Mayhem Women’s Rugby and Cebu Lady Dragons Rugby Club battle the Bedok Kings Skyllas Women’s Rugby from Singapore in the one-day tournament.
Like the men’s game, there are 15 players per side battling for 40 minutes.
The event starts at 1 p.m. Admission is free of charge.
“It’s the first time since 2012 that local women’s 15s Rugby teams will get to test their skills against an international team,” said Ada Milby, PRFU’s Head of Development and captain of the Lady Volcanoes.
“It should be a great day of Rugby as the local players have improved by much since the Philippine Rugby Football Union introduced a women’s Rugby program in 2010,” she added.
The tournament is the first of a series of five tournaments for local players organized in partnership with the Philippine Sports Commission to identify emerging talent and provide additional training for the Lady Volcanoes 7s squad, which will take part in tournaments in Hong Kong and China later this year.