THE PHILIPPINE Volcanoes aim to win at least a bronze medal in the upcoming 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea in September.
Volcanoes member Andrew Wolf said that the Philippines has what it takes to win a medal in this year’s Asian Games although the pressure is high because of the presence of powerhouse teams Japan and Hong Kong.
“Japan has all the funding, where millions of dollars versus a few millions pesos,” Wolf told reporters during a press conference on Tuesday at the University of Makati.
“Japan is also No. 10 in the world while Philippines is No. 56, so we’re not rushing everything.”
“I think in 20 years, we have a good shot to compete against powerhouse nations like Japan,” he added.
Wolf also added that if ever the Volcanoes could pull off the same level of performance they displayed during the 2013 Rugby World Cup in Moscow then there is a possibility for them to compete in the medal round.
The top two teams in the Asian Games will bag slots for the 2016 Rio Olympics Rugby 7s.
Rugby is among the priority sports to be funded by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).