Domestic rugby returns to the Philippines with the PRFU Luzon Rugby Cup 2022
The PRFU (Phillipines Rugby Football Union) has confirmed the return of domestic rugby with the commencement of the PRFU Luzon Rugby Cup 2022.
The first leg of the 2022 PRFU Luzon Rugby Cup is scheduled to take place on 30 April 2022 at the Vermosa Sports Hub – Cavite, which is the first domestic rugby in two years.
PRFU Luzon Rugby Cup 2022
The PRDU announced that the rugby festival will kick off at the Ayala Vermosa Sports Hub in Imus, Cavite, and will feature a total of 17 teams across four divisions for both men and women.
“The Men’s and Women’s Championship divisions will feature the core of Philippine-heritage players, to help foster the development of local talent, as well as provide a pathway to play the country’s most experienced players,” said the Union.
The 2022 PRFU Luzon Rugby Cup will feature the top rugby players in the Philipines and adopt a festival day format. A champion will be confirmed in each division for every competition day.
It was a long wait for the Philippine Rugby community to return to full-contact games on home soil. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the development of the sport in the country.
>However, we look forward to this new normal and are grateful for this opportunity to play once again. It is great to see that the clubs are all excited to return to play once again and we have 17 teams registered for 4 divisions in Luzon alone.” shared Acee San Juan of Philippine Rugby.
Further monthly festivals will be scheduled from April to June 2002, however, additional festival days are being secured to add game days for all teams.
- SKF Mavericks
- Alabang Eagles
- Manila Nomads
- Albay Bulkans
- La Liga
- Clark Jets
The PRFU have said the games will be live via the PRFU Facebook page. The entrance is free for spectators.
The 2022 PRFU Visayas Rugby Cup and the 2022 PRFU Mindanao Rugby Cup will kick off later this year.