Saturday, April 17, 2021
Independence Cup the 1st Rugby League tournament in Cebu City Philippines

Independence Cup the 1st RL tournament in Cebu City Philippines


Date: 29/9/15

In celebrating their country’s 40th Independence Day anniversary in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea (PNG) students in Cebu City, made Rugby League history on the 12th of September, by playing the first ever Rugby League tournament in the Philippines second city.

Cebu City as with Manila is a popular destination for PNG nationals taking up tertiary studies in the Philippines.

Philippines Rugby League

Gonzalez Bloodline continues to make Filipino-Australian Rugby League History

By Erick Elefante, Date 16/01/2014

For many Filipino-Australians and Rugby League supporters in Australia and probably the world, Filipino involvement in “The Greatest Game of All” commenced on the 13th March 1998, when Craig Wing stepped onto Mt Smart Stadium for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, to play against the Auckland Warriors!

Rugby League returns to Laguna

Date: 29/11/16

"The Greatest Game of All" returned to Southern Plains Subdivision, Calamba, Laguna. Almost a year to the day that the Manila Storm played their inaugural game against a visiting Hong Kong Residents team!

Batangas Warriors Rugby League team

PNG students establish a Rugby League team at the University of Batangas Philippines

Philippines, Batangas City, Date: 06/12/2015

In August 2013 Papua New Guinea (PNG) students studying in many of the two dozen Colleges and Universities in the province of Batangas in the Philippines, were missing playing “The Greatest Game of All”; Rugby League, so they created the Batangueno Mandirigmas (Batangas Warriors) Rugby League team. So PNG students spread across these Colleges and Universities could play the game.

Philippines PAL Tamaraws score a point a minute

By Erick Elefante, Date: 29/10/12

Rugby League history was created at the Royal Thai Police Stadium in Bangkok on the 21st October 2012, with the Philippines PAL Tamaraws and the Thailand Stars playing for the inaugural Asian cup trophy in the first ever Rugby League international being played in Asia!

Philippines Rugby League

Rugby League in the Philippines – Clark 9s!

By Erick Elefante, Date: 10/11/12

Saturday, October 27, 2012 will be a date to remember in Rugby League International history. For this was the day that Rugby League came to the Philippines.

Philippines Rugby League

3rd season of Rugby League kicks off in Philippines

By Aiden Newman, Date: 11/3/19

The 3rd season of the Estepa Elefante Cup was held at the Clark CDC Parade Grounds under warm humid weather condition that did not suppress the enthusiasm of players who have been waiting with excitement for the kick of the 2019 season.

2013 Rugby League Asia Cup Winners

Philippines Tamaraws Back to Back RL Asian Cup Champions – Match Report


For the second year in a row the Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL), PAL Tamaraws defeated the Thailand Rugby League Association (TRLA), Thailand Stars this time on home soil 46-10 at the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) in San Narciso, Zambales.

Philippines Rugby League

PAL Tamaraws reach the Finals of the Cabramatta Rugby League 9s

By Erick Elefante, Date: 7/2/13

“We couldn’t even beat the Philippines!”

Was a cry from one of the Cook Island supporter’s as she watched in shock as their team went down 12 – 10 to the Philippine Airlines (PAL) Tamaraws at the Cabramatta International 9s on the 2nd of February in Sydney, Australia.

Philippines v Hungary Cabramatta 9's

A Brace of Wins for the Philippines National Rugby League

Date: 7/2/18

The 3rd of February was a busy Saturday for the Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL), with a team competing in the Cabramatta International 9s in NSW.