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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
By Erick Elefante, Date: 7/2/13
â€œWe couldnâ€™t even beat the Philippines!â€
Was a cry from one of the Cook Island supporterâ€™s as she watched in shock as their team went down 12 â€“ 10 to the Philippine Airlines (PAL) Tamaraws at the Cabramatta International 9s on the 2nd of February in Sydney, Australia.
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.