11TH Cebu 10’s Rugby comes off wraps today

Cebu Daily News - - SPORTS - /CORRESPONDENT MARS G . ALI­SON /CORRES PON-

HOST team, Cebu Dragons, will mount a se­ri­ous cam­paign for the cov­eted Dragon Cup as the 11th Cebu 10s In­ter­na­tional Rugby Fes­ti­val un­furl today at the Cebu In­ter­na­tional School in the north­ern barangay of Pit-os, Cebu City.

The Cebu Dragons have enough mo­ti­va­tion this year to gun for the ti­tle, said team mem­ber Chris­tian Bus­cas.

“One of the things that re­ally mo­ti­vated us is that for the first time we have got­ten many spon­sors such as the Marco Polo Ho­tel, un­like be­fore that we don’t re­ally have any spon­sors,” added Bus­cas.

Ac­cord­ing to Bus­cas, the present mem­bers of Cebu Dragons are also stronger and have the speed.

Al­though the team still needs to work on its chem­istry be­cause only four lo­cals have re­mained on the team, while the rest are from Pa­pua New Guinea who are here in Cebu to study.

The Cebu Dragons, how­ever, will have an up­hill climb as for the first time, China will be field­ing a team — the Chang­zou Giants whose pres­ence will make the tour­na­ment more ex­cit­ing.

The Rhi­nos FC of Hong Kong are also back and keen on re­tain­ing their ti­tle, be­ing the first team from out­side the Philip­pines to have won the Dragon Cup last year.

To also make things com­pli­cated is the four-time cham­pi­ons Ala­bang Ea­gles who are bent on wrest back the Dragon Cup.

Other teams see­ing ac­tion are Al­bay Bulkans, Clark jets, Insead Sin­ga­pore of Sin­ga­pore, Lapu-Lapu Jets, Manila Hapons, Manila No­mads, Mav­er­icks and Palawan Rugby.

THE Pri­vate Schools Devel­op­men­tal League (PSDL) re­sumes today with the knock­out quar­ter­fi­nals of its vol­ley­ball tour­na­ment at the Philip­pine Chris­tian Gospel School (PCGS) in Jun­quera Street, Cebu City, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m..

In­di­ana Aerospace Univer­sity (IAU) vol­ley­belles, who fin­ished fourth dur­ing the elim­i­na­tions, will start the day by go­ing up against PCGS for the Boys cat­e­gory to be fol­lowed by the bout be­tween the third-ranked Divine Life In­sti­tute of Ce- bu (DLIC) and St. Joseph's Academy (SJA).

The Girls North cat­e­gory, on the other hand, will be­gin with the bat­tle be­tween SJA and Soreto B. Cabahug (SBC)- Fo­rum and Cebu de la In­mac­u­lada Con­cep­cion- Man­daue (CIC-M) will face Academia del Chris­ti­fi­delis (ADC) af­ter­ward.

The match be­tween PCGS and San Isidro Parish School (SIPS) of the Girls South cat­e­gory then fol­lows.

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