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Philippines national rugby league team

The Philippines national rugby league team (nicknamed the Tamaraws) represent the Philippines in international rugby league football matches. They were established in 2011. In their short history the Tamaraws have been relatively successful, being repeated Asian Cup winners and regularly participating in the Cabramatta International 9s rugby league tournament.

Philippines
Badge of Philippines team
Team information
NicknameTamaraws
Governing bodyPhilippines National Rugby League
RegionAsia-Pacific
Head coachArwin Marcus
CaptainRez Phillips
Most capsLuke Srama
RLIF ranking27th
Uniforms
First colours
Team results
First international
 Thailand 0–86 Philippines Philippines
(Bangkok, Thailand; 21 October 2012)
Biggest win
 Thailand 0–86 Philippines Philippines
(Bangkok, Thailand; 21 October 2012)
Biggest defeat
 Hungary 30–12 Philippines Philippines
(Tugun, Australia; 3 February 2018)

HistoryEdit

 
Niue v. Philippines in a test match in Sydney, Australia.

The Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) was established in 2011 with a view of expanding rugby league further into Asia. The PNRL oversees the running of the national team, in 2011 it was announced that the Philippines would be playing their first game of rugby league at the 2012 at the Cabramatta International Nines, while also being involved in other organized international rugby league tournaments in the Asia-Pacific region.[1]

The Philippines have twice been involved in the Cabramatta International 9s rugby league tournament, in 2012 they defeated Burwood-North Ryde 22-18 to take the Bowl Trophy.[2] In 013 they selected 3 teams to take part in the tournament.[3] and in 2014 four teams: the first side, two development sides, and an under 20s side.[4]

In 2012 the Philippines won over Thailand at the 2012 Rugby League Asian Cup. The match was the first rugby league international played in Asia.[5]

They entered the Emerging Nations World Championship in 2018 participating in the third edition of the tournament hosted in Australia. Arwin Marcus was named head coach for the tournament.[6]

Competitive recordEdit

World CupEdit

World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W L D
   2013 Team did not exist when qualifying began
    2017 Did not enter
Total 0 Titles 0/13 0 0 0 0

Emerging Nations World ChampionshipEdit

World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W L D
  2018 To be determined
Total 0 Titles 0/13 0 0 0 0

Asian CupEdit

 
Captain of the winning Philippines team, Luke Srama holding the trophy at the inaugural Asian Cup in 2012.

The Philippines made their international rugby league debut in Bangkok on October 21, 2012 with a match against Thailand, who were also making their international debut. Aided by a host of Australian-based players, Philippines won the match 86-0 in the first Rugby League Asian Cup.[7]

Asian Cup record
Year Round Position GP W L D
  2012 Champions 1/2 1 1 0 0
  2013 Champions 1/2 1 1 0 0
Total 2 Titles 1/1 1 1 0 0

Current squadEdit

International resultsEdit

  • Philippines def. Thailand 86–0 (21 October 2012)
  • Philippines def. Thailand 44–10 (21 October 2013)
  • Niue def. Philippines 36–22 (4 October 2014)
  • Philippines def. Vanuatu 32–16 (11 October 2014)
  • Philippines def. Serbia 18–12 (5 February 2016)[8][9]
  • Malta def. Philippines 44–26 (4 February 2017)[10]
  • Philippines def. Hungary 72–0 (5 November 2017)[11]
  • Philippines def. Thailand 64–2 (8 November 2017)[12]
  • Hungary def. Philippines 30–12 (3 February 2018)[13]
  • Malta def. Philippines 36–10 (1 October 2018)
  • Niue def. Philippines 24–12 (7 October 2018)
  • Philippines def. Turkey 29–16 (10 October 2018)

All-time Results RecordEdit

Team First Played Played Win Draw Loss Points For Points Against Last Meeting
  Hungary 2017 2 1 0 1 84 30 2018
  Malta 2017 2 0 0 1 36 80 2018
  Niue 2014 2 0 0 2 34 60 2018
  Serbia 2016 1 1 0 0 18 12 2016
  Thailand 2012 3 3 0 0 192 12 2017
  Turkey 2018 1 1 0 0 29 16 2018
  Vanuatu 2014 1 1 0 0 32 16 2014

CoachesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.rleague.com/content/article.php?id=41246
  2. ^ http://www.ausinformer.com/philippines-national-rugby-league-wins-owl-trophy-at-the-cabramatta-international-9s/
  3. ^ http://www.rugbyleagueplanet.com/international-rugby-league-features/195-philippines-rugby-league/755-45-filipinos-selected-for-the-cabramatta-international-9s-rugby-league-tournament
  4. ^ http://www.nrl.com/marooned-state-growth-sport/tabid/10874/newsid/75925/default.aspxM
  5. ^ http://www.pnrlf.com/
  6. ^ a b "Philippines name squad as Emerging Nations quickly approaches". Rugby League Emerging Nations World Championship. Rugby League International Federation. 24 September 2018. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  7. ^ http://kalatas.com.au/2012/10/29/tamaraws-shut-out-thailand-stars-86-0/
  8. ^ Pimentel, Jaime (7 February 2016). "Tamaraws in tight thriller". PinOzInPlay. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Serbia to play Philippines on Friday 5th February 2016 at Cabramatta". Rugby League Planet. 14 January 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  10. ^ "Match Report : Philippines 44-26". Rugby League International Federation. 4 February 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Match Report : Philippines 72-0". Rugby League International Federation. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Match Report : Philippines 64–2". Rugby League International Federation. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Match Report : Hungary 30-12 Philippines". Rugby League International Federation. 3 February 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2018.

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