Manila 10s is an international rugby tournament, which as the name indicates, is a 10-a-side tournament.
For those of you that understand rugby, you know that there are 2 official formats, 15s and 7s. The Manila 10s celebrated its 20th year at the 100year old Nomads Sports Club, Merville.
Teams of a range of levels fly in and battle it out to win the cup (serious boys), Plate (serious, but not quite pro), bowl (loves rugby, but probably don’t go to training much) and shield (likely to be still drunk from the night before).
Alabang Eagles (the team I have represented for 7 years) with a mixture of boys from Philippines, Papua New Ginea, Kenya, United States, Australia and Malaysia… top our pool on day 1 with a 60 point difference.
We eventually bowed down to the New Zealand Warriors, a group of full time professional out fit in the semi finals of the cup. The Alabang Eagles should be proud with their effort as it is the first time in many years that a local team has entered the top 4. Mabuhay ang Philippine Rugby!!
The wonderful world of rugby is getting quite busy this year as the season starts for the Rugby national team. Representing our country in the HSBC Asian 5 Nations competition, the Philippine Volcanoes are hopeful that they can bag the top spot for 2014.
More news on: http://ph.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/thepassionatefan/rugby-philippine-volcanoes-ready-busy-2014-034016129.html
Mr. Philippines World Andrew Wolff with Mr. World 2012 Francisco Javier Escobar Parra of Colombia
Mr. World Philippines Andrew Wolff was declared Mr. World 2012 second placer and multimedia challenge awardee during the November 24 competition finale at the Kent Event Centre in England, United Kingdom.
Colombia’s Francisco Javier Escobar Parra got the Mr. World title, while Leo Delaney of Ireland placed third.
Wolff won the multimedia challenge that gained him a slot in the top ten semifinalists.
“Philippines won the Multimedia Challenge with his energetic and engaging creations on his social media pages. He was deemed to have created the most exciting, informative and inventive news stories,” says an article on the Mr. World website.