The 3rd season of Rugby League in the Philippines began on Sunday August 19 with a 9s competition at the Mckinley Hill Stadium, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Metro Manila.
The opening round was dominated by the North Luzon Hunters A team with a draw and 2 wins on the day.
The 2018 season also sees the welcome return of the 2016 inaugural Cavite State University Crusaders team, finishing the tournament with a draw and a win on their return.
The 9s tournament ends with a final round of competition on Sunday August 26.
August 19,2018 Opening of the 9’s tournament
1st game Hunters A vs Cavite- 6 all
2nd game Storms vs Hunters B – 6 all
3rd game Storms vs Cavite -0-18
4th game Hunters A vs Hunters B-18-6
5th game Storms vs Hunters A-0-24
The Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) is the governing body of Rugby League Football in the Philippines. Its mission is to enable all Filipinos to have a healthy lifestyle through their participation in Rugby League Football and to be competitive amongst the Asian Rugby League playing nations.
The PNRL focus is the promotion, development and efficient administration of Rugby League in the Philippines. It is a non-stock, Non-profit Volunteer organization. The Philippines is an observer member of the Asia-Pacific Rugby League Confederation (APRLC) and the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) based in 20 Fitzroy Square, London – W1T 6EJ, United Kingdom. /Text and photos Supplied.