Philippine Volcanoes overpower Malaysia to bag gold medal in SEA Games rugby sevens
Skipper Jake Letts and the Philippine Volcanoes deliver as expected in Singapore.

SINGAPORE — The Philippine Volcanoes beat Malaysia, 24-7, on Sunday to win the rugby sevens gold medal in the 28th Southeast Asian Games.

Matthew Saunders scored a try and Alexander Aronson connected on a field goal for a 19-0 lead in the second half and the Volcanoes never looked back

Patrice Olivier also scored a try as well as Justin Coveney and Harry Morris as the led 12-0 at the half.

The Philippines, which is already competing in Asian competitions, dominated the field, winning the gold by an average margin of 26.6 points including a 55-0 win over Cambodia and 43-0 against Laos.

The Volcanoes also beat Malaysia, 14-0, earlier on Sunday before the championship match.

In the women’s side, the Lady Volcanoes beat Malaysia, 22-0, to win the bronze medal.

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