SEA Games: PH Volcanoes keep rugby gold, Lady Volcanoes settle for silver


Posted at Dec 08 2019 09:45 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Volcanoes were nothing short of dominant in the men's division of the rugby 7s competition of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, Sunday at the Parade Grounds in Clark.

The Volcanoes blasted defending champion Malaysia, 19-0, to capture the gold medal in the men's category.

This is the second time that the Volcanoes defeated the Malaysians in the finals after scoring a 24-7 triumph in the 2015 Singapore SEA Games.

It was also redemption for the Volcanoes, who finished fourth in the 2017 edition in Kuala Lumpur.

Meanwhile, the Lady Volcanoes settled for silver after losing to Thailand, 7-17, in the final.

The Lady Volcanoes, who saw action in two tournaments in China this year where it faced the top eight teams in Asia, earlier suffered a 7-38 setback against the Thais in the preliminaries.

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