Clark Jets Rugby Club gave Alabang Eagles a scare at last weekends SPI 15s League but the Eagles held strong to overcome the challenge.
A try from Philippine Volcano and Jets club captain, Jovan Masalunga, rocked the Alabang Eagles in the first half and the Jets led the home side 5-12. But the Eagles equalized just before half time with a converted try from their own Philippine Volcano, Timothy Bweheni. Both Masalunga and Bweheni returned to club duties this week after competing for the SPI Philippine Volcanoes at the Division 1 Asia Rugby Championship held just two weeks ago in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia where the national team finished third.
In the second half ill discipline proved costly for the Jets, forcing penalties away to the Eagles. The Alabang Eagles capitalized on this advantage and took the game 22-12 in a well-contested game.
In the Women’s division the Alabang Lady Eagles and CBRE Lady Mavericks battled it out in a fierce contest. The Lady Eagles clinched the game from the Lady Mavericks 12-10 showing a preview of what to expect in the final to be held in a couple of weeks.
The Albay Vulcans unfortunately bow out of the competition having lost to CBRE Mavericks 30-10. The Mavericks play the Alabang Ibons this weekend, which will also be a preview for the plate final. In the bowl competition Alabang Loros won by a converted try against Subic Sharks 29-22.
The Loros go into the finals weekend with a 4 game winning streak and will be the favorites to take the bowl title.
Round 6 of the SPI 15s League takes place on Saturday, from 1 p.m., at Nomads Sports Club, Parañaque City.