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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.

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45 Filipinos selected for the Cabramatta International 9s Rugby League tournament

By Erick Elefante, Date: 29/1/13

The Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) has selected 45 Filipino-heritage players to represent 3 Philippines teams at the Cabramatta International 9s on the 2nd February:

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Philippines PAL Tamaraws register 3 teams in the 2013 Cabramatta International 9s

By Erick Elefante, Date: 6/12/12

The Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) is proud to announce that it is returning to the Cabramatta International 9s on the 2nd February 2013; the scene of its original success, coming into the Rugby League playing fraternity with its inaugural Bowl Trophy win on the 4th of February 2012.

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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.

PAL Tamaraws conduct Rugby League Clinics in the Philippines

By Erick Elefante, Date: 30/10/12

The Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL), winning the Asian Cup, on the 21st October against the Thailand Rugby League, did not signal the end of the tour for the PAL Tamaraws. It signalled a new stage of the tour, one as important as winning the silver wear. Which was to promote Rugby League in the Philippines and start the all important work of grass roots development of the "Greatest Game of All".

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 win the Inaugural Asian Cup Rugby League International in Bangkok

PNRL Press Release - Date: 22/10/12

The PAL Tamaraws created Rugby League history by winning the first Asian Cup, Rugby League International in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday the 21st October.

PAL Sponsors Philippines National Rugby League

Press Release, Date 9/10/12

The Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) is proud to announce a 2 year sponsorship deal with the Philippine Airlines (PAL) commencing in 2013.

Andrew Everingham playing for the Philippines NRL

PNRL Press Release, Date: 24/7/12

More good news was received by the Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) in July, with Andrew Everingham of the South Sydney Rabbitohs confirming that he is available to represent the Philippines in its first Rugby League international against Thailand in October.

This was a great result for PNRL Head coach Clayton Watene and Assistant Coach Mark De Ubago, as well as PNRL Manager Tom Simpson, who all contacted Andrew and convinced him to represent the Philippines in its inaugural international Rugby League test match.

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Information on this page was updated - 14/4/14

Foundation Year - 2011

International Team - The Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL)

Top level domestic competition - N/A